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.
In heavily Latino El Paso, Texas, local Catholic leaders and advocates are working to register voters, increase turnout among those registered and educate citizens on issues.
The latest news on active nonviolence: Washington declares death penalty unconstitutional; sanctuary updates in Philadelphia and Charlottesville, Virginia; judge temporarily holds off end of TPS
The latest news on active nonviolence: Sanctuary anniversary for Edith Espinal; Mercy Sisters oppose overnight transports of immigrant children; global sustainability week; Shut Down Creech anti-drone demonstration in its fourth year
The V Encuentro national gathering closes with resolve that Catholic Latinos "don't want to be guests anymore. We want to be full members of the household of God."