Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans is a religion columnist for Lancaster Newspapers, Inc., as well as a freelance writer. She is a longtime book reviewer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a contributor to Religion News Service and the National Catholic Reporter. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post and The Washington Post, as well as other nationally-known publications, including Publisher's Weekly. Evans resides in bucolic Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, with her family.

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Impact investing moves money from 'do no harm' to promoting social good

Momentum is growing among Catholic organizations that are shifting their investment portfolios toward supporting constructive projects that contribute to social change, like clean energy generation, sustainable agriculture and economic empowerment of disadvantaged groups.

As recruiting slows, women religious reflect, choose new course

Amid times of sadness as colleagues have died and ministries have been reconfigured, women religious have brought skill, resilience and profound faith to the task of planning for their individual and corporate futures. 

Villanova gathering celebrates the memory of Daniel Berrigan, 'patron saint of the nay-sayers'

Three years after his death, Daniel Berrigan, activist, priest and poet among many other things, still casts a long shadow, both on those who knew him personally and on those influenced by his steadfast opposition to military might, particularly nuclear weapons. 

Faith played a complex role in the battle for women's right to vote

Religious convictions compelled many to campaign for women's suffrage, seeing it as a matter of divine justice. Religious convictions also inspired many to fight hard against it.