With fears that the situation in South Sudan is disappearing from the front pages of newspapers, the United Nations released a press statement yesterday appearing on U.N. News Centre about the desperate need for relief in the most remote areas of the country still affected by violence. As the rainy season approaches in central Africa, the situation for refugees living in camps becomes more precarious. Br. Bill Firman with Solidarity with South Sudan gives an update.
Global Sisters Report
Aljazeera published a story this week, “Frontline Nuns,” profiling religious aid workers from Solidarity with South Sudan who are serving in areas of war while facing realities of their own safety. Br. Bill Firman, Solidarity’s executive director, also wrote to NCR this week with a letter titled, “Troubled Times.”
If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a thousand times: It’s not nice to tow a sister’s truck while she’s delivering meals to the homeless. That story and others in the mainstream media caught our eye this week.
Sister of Charity of New York Immaculata Burke, known for her work within the Diocese of Spokane's Guatemala mission, died March 8 at the age of 94.
NCR Today: This week in the media: a sister doles out massages at the ballpark, and one shares the secret of a long, happy life.
"If you look at history, change comes from the bottom up, not from the top down," Spanish Benedictine Sr. Teresa Forcades said.
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose are expanding their residential facilities and providing space for a new wellness center to serve the wider Fremont, Calif., community.
The place of women in Vietnamese society is complex. Due to long-standing cultural traditions, most women still face a difficult time in terms of achieving gender equality. Since the adoption of the Gender Equality Law, effective July 2007, some progress has been made, and the Catholic church is playing a role in helping women gain confidence and respect.
Simply Spirit: The Women's Outreach Center in Cleveland provides a place for women transitioning out of homelessness meet to tell stories, crochet, and find family.
College students and sisters gathered at St. Catherine University to begin an oral history project to bring sisters' stories to a new generation.