Calling all musical sleuths! In honor of the late, great George Gershwin, who have been 119 next week, here's a musical story. Can you decipher it?
GSR Today - A year after we launched Global Sisters Report, we conducted a survey of our readers to find out more about you and how we could improve. It's been two and a half years since then, and it's time we checked in with you again. What do you like about GSR? How can we continue to get better as we head toward our fourth anniversary?
The once-oppressed have now joined the oppressors in Myanmar. Continuing centuries of suffering and violence in the country's history, the current plight involves Myanmar's army rampaging across the state of Rakhine, killing hundreds and displacing thousands; the country's leader, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, "is chief apologist for this cleansing."
See for Yourself - An example of calm stands out in a hectic world.
GSR Today - The people I cover, Catholic sisters and other humanitarians in countries like South Sudan, are not in a position to help a journalist contact local militia. Nor should they be, especially when the military may be accused of human rights abuses.
GSR Today - The Sarasota Herald-Tribune took on a massive research project of the Florida justice system. "No news organization, university or government agency has ever done such a comprehensive study of sentences handed down by individual judges on a statewide scale." Here is a sample of what reporters found — and why we all should care.
GSR Today - "Gail, you must learn so much from the sisters," family and friends often say. Indeed I do — and never has that been made clearer than in the past few weeks.
See for Yourself - "Getting hit by a car wasn't pleasant in any way, as I ended up having several surgeries on my leg. But I can say that the entire experience was truly a blessing. No one believes that I feel this way, but I really do."
There were two things I most wanted to see in my life: Denali and the solar eclipse of 2017. Though I didn't see them, there was grace in the not-seeing.
See For Yourself: "Through the picture window I could clearly see the stranded little bird. In my best Franciscan conjurings, I talked to the bird and said that I was on my way."
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