Dawn Nothwehr is a Franciscan Sister of Rochester, Minnesota. She has taught religious studies at several universities in the Midwest, and since 1999 has held academic appointments at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where she currently holds an endowed chair in Catholic theological ethics in the Department of Historical and Doctrinal Studies. She is a prolific writer and speaker, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, blogs, book reviews, online posts and media.

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Women religious model the Christian ecological vocation

Commentary: From the first Earth Day in 1970 to the new millennium, Catholic sisters have creatively focused their mission on the ecological justice issues they've encountered in their ministries to God's people.

Take and Read: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

Take and Read: Leonardo Boff's landmark work broadened liberation theology's gaze to include the natural environment.