Tracy L. Barnett is an independent writer, editor and photographer specializing in environmental issues, indigenous rights and sustainable travel. As a bilingual author and journalist, she has written in English and Spanish for a wide range of magazines and newspapers including the Washington Post, BBC, USA Today, National Geographic Traveler en Español, Esquire Latin America, Thomson Reuters and Huffington Post. More details can be found here.

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Panama: Catholic sister considers dam a violation of indigenous people's right to religion

The Panamanian government pushed the Barro Blanco dam project through, flooding Kiad and two other riverside communities, their cemetery and ceremonial site included, while causing springs to dry up and other environmental effects.

Lessons and memories from the Web of Life

During this eco-spirituality retreat, I began to see the many ways in which evolutionary science has not only been embraced and celebrated by people of faith, but also held up as divine revelation.

Web of Life and beginning to see: birds, tree sloths and the community of life

Global Sisters Report: The day was one of transition. Two presenters shared reflections about the future for Matusagaratí and its meaning as a microcosm of the larger picture. 

Spirituality, ecology and science weave together to form Web of Life

Global Sisters Report: Sisters have staked a claim to protect a bit of Panama's lush biodiversity — and are working to rekindle a spiritual connection to the planetary ties that bind us all.