Maria Benevento began work at NCR in 2017 as a Bertelsen editorial intern. She is a native of Kirksville, Missouri, and a 2015 graduate of Creighton University, where she majored in theology and American studies and minored in justice and peace studies and Spanish. Prior to joining NCR she spent two years as a full-time staff person at the Oakland Catholic Worker, a transitional shelter for Latin American immigrants and asylum seekers.

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The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation announced Jan. 15 that Terrence Rynne will receive its 2019 Humanitarian Award "for his work in conflict resolution and peacemaking."

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