Julia Lieblich is a former religion writer for the Chicago Tribune and Associated Press, whose op-eds, news and feature stories have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Time, Life, Ms., Fortune. Harvard Business Review, Harvard Divinity Bulletin and the Agni literary review. She specializing in human rights coverage and is co-author of Wounded I Am More Awake: Finding Meaning After Terror and author of Sisters: Lives of Devotion and Defiance. She was a Visiting Writer at the Center for Mesoamerican Studies in Antigua, Guatemala, and is scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

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A Jewish gringa finds home in a Maya family

Perspective: Irma Hernandez says Our Lady of Guadalupe brought me to Guatemala 25 years ago, and I became known in San Antonio Aguas Calientes as the gringa "who came back."

Khashoggi murder traumatizes torture survivors

Catholic advocates are among those working to bring attention to the fact of torture around the world and to help survivors of human rights abuses. A number of organizations, including the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition, advance this work in the U.S.