Heidi Schlumpf is NCR's national correspondent, based in Chicago. She has three decades of experience covering religion, spirituality, social justice and women's issues, and is the author/editor of three books, including Elizabeth A. Johnson: Questing for God (Liturgical Press, 2016). Schlumpf is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has a master’s degree in theological studies from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. She and her husband are members of St. Gertrude Parish in Chicago.

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Marquette's Center for Peacemaking joins forces to revitalize its inner-city neighborhood

Marquette University — through its innovative Center for Peacemaking — works with small and large businesses and other nonprofits to improve the neighborhood for all who live and work there, while avoiding displacing current residents through gentrification. 

Center for Peacemaking coordinates peace studies, research

As Marquette University's Center for Peacemaking celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, founder Terrence Rynne’s desire to see students understand peacemaking and embrace it as part of their vocation is happening, with students who take peace studies courses, volunteer or work in the center’s many programs, do center-funded research, attend academic conferences or talks, and more.

UK's Catholic Herald hopes to tap into US conservative Catholic pool

The Herald is the newest player in a web of connections between conservative Catholic media and wealthy donors, right-wing activists, high-ranking clergy and libertarian political players.

Younger bishops ready to take action after Vatican summit on sex abuse

Bishops W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, Missouri, Steven Biegler of Cheyenne, Wyoming, John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, and William Wack of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, are 50 to 59 years old and relatively "new" bishops. They talk to NCR about the current state of the church's sex abuse crisis.