GSR Today: The United Nations celebrates the International Day of Happiness on March 20 and World Poetry Day on March 21. I recently celebrated both of them a little early.
GSR Today - The gathering in Bangkok gave opportunity for female Asian theologians, including 31 sisters, to share with one another theological insights from their studies and to keep alive the vision of the Women of Wisdom and Action initiative.
Notes from the Field - Without the experiences I have had so far in this year of service, I would not have this new breadth of knowledge about myself or the world around me.
GSR Today - People are gathering across the world Feb. 8 in prayer and observances of the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.
Notes from the Field - Sitting in an office most days, reading technical and political reports and dense documents, hardly seems like the idea of service I had envisioned as a volunteer.
GSR Today - Kawi Arebonto and Tenta Maritino made their first vows as Good Samaritan Sisters last year. GSR recently interviewed them about their experience of religious life and how they see climate change impacting their island country.
Notes from the Field - Kindness in daily interactions has a ripple effect. If enough people walk around with a compassionate attitude, the collective presence of that compassion can be felt viscerally.
Notes from the Field - The adjustment to my new placement site has not always been easy, due to the many differences I have encountered. The climate is much colder, there are language barriers, and the nature of the work here in Veyrier contrasts with my work in Bogotá, which was very hands-on.
GSR Today - A Daughter of St. Paul sister reported in a group chat for sisters that everyone in their compound was safe but very frightened; Sudan looks at escalating violence; U.S. immigration policy separated more children than earlier reports indicated.
Notes from the Field - I ran into this experience as a Good Shepherd Volunteer in a zealous full sprint, but it did not take long to feel like I am struggling to crawl.
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