Violence is everywhere: This is how Catholic sisters respond

Through education, forgiveness, self-knowledge, power of witness and service, sisters and their congregation are making a difference in the face of racism, religious zealotry, gun violence, tribalism and other forms of violence. This month, Global Sisters Report's Life panelists wrote to talk about how their communities have been impacted by guns, crime, war or other forms of violence — and how they responded.

Sisters share their tactics to thwart human trafficking

The Life – Sister panelists and their congregations are battling against what one sister calls the "scourge of trafficking." They focus on prevention, awareness and rehabilitation of survivors.

Our lives are mission: Sisters reflect on Pope Francis' call to holiness

The Life: Sister panelists talk about how they and their communities are responding to Francis' Gaudete et Exsultate, with its emphasis on the Beatitudes as Christians' "identity card."

Sisters know what youth need to stay 'in' the church

The Life: Has the church left young people? Do youth have enough adult leadership? Are we listening to their wisdom? Is the church truly home? Do they feel responsible and valued? Here is what our sister panelists said.