For decades Sr. Consuelo Morales has provided legal and psychological assistance to the families of those who have been killed or are missing, making her one of Mexico's most prominent human rights defenders.
As a dispute over how to celebrate the liturgy embroils India's Syro-Malabar Church — one of the Catholic Church's Eastern Catholic churches — sisters continue parish ministries and holding catechism classes.
Sisters in India run the Sree Jeevan Jyothi Vocational Junior College, where several students are victims of failed child marriages. At the junior college, they train as nurses, receive counseling and develop confidence.
GSR's Hope Amid Turmoil series looks at the ministries of women religious serving in dangerous places worldwide. We pause midway through the series to remind readers of the memorable stories and columns we've published.
The Life - Our sister panelists reflect on the question: What are you learning/have you learned from the people with whom you minister? Their responses highlight the importance of humility, trust and faith.
On the streets of Mexico, Catholic sisters and lay missionaries pay weekly visits to "chavos banda," youth gangs who are not affiliated with drug cartels. They offer direction and companionship to the young gang members.
Despite a prolonged drought in Kenya, Catholic sisters help ward off mass hunger by providing food relief and "transformative solutions" that keep traditionalist villagers in isolated areas from becoming dependent on aid.