Melanie Lidman is a freelance journalist in Israel. Originally from Boston and a graduate of the University of Maryland, she also works for the Times of Israel and covers Africa and the Middle East for Global Sisters Report. Previously, Lidman was the Jerusalem metro reporter for the Jerusalem Post. Though Israel has one of the highest concentration of journalists in the world, Lidman is one of the only who travels to news events almost exclusively by bicycle, which she calls Savlanut (patience).

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Handing the pen to sisters: sister theologians in Myanmar

Global Sisters Report: Writing is an essential tool, the way sister theologians in Myanmar can share their thoughts and ideas with people around the world and ensure the diversity of theological thought. 

Handing the pen to sisters: sister theologians in Myanmar

Writing is an essential tool, the way sister theologians in Myanmar can share their thoughts and ideas with people around the world and ensure the diversity of theological thought. Here, five sisters who participated in the writing workshop share their stories.

Effort removes thousands of landmines from site of Jesus' baptism

Fifty years after the area around Jesus' baptism site on the Jordan River was an active war zone, bomb sappers from a British charity are making progress to remove 6,500 estimated landmines and booby traps lining the holy site.

In time for Christmas: US family discovers Chinese nuns who rescued adopted baby daughter

The Worleys of Tennessee adopted their daughter Teagan at the age of 5 in March. Wanting to know more about her early years, they came across a Global Sisters Report article about nuns in China who care for orphans with disabilities — and found some of the answers they were looking for.

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