I was horrified when I was asked to pose for a picture with my hand around a boy with oozing sores. But the moment I touched him, something snapped within me. My aversion melted away. It was the beginning of 22 years with the street children of Mumbai.
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.
As a white person, what happens when you make the conscious decision to stare racism in the face, to wake up? What happens when you make a commitment to be vocal and call out racism when you see it? As a white woman, heading an agency that has made a commitment to rout out racism, I am learning the consequences, personally and institutionally, of these two actions.
Rep. Ryan, I am heartened that you value Pope Francis' call to dialogue. I also hope that if and when you read this letter, it will be received in the spirit with which it is intended — namely, dialogue.
Real leaders help us to come out of our cocoons. They move our hearts to conversion; they motivate and inspire what is noble in the human soul. Real leaders model what I call "embracing the other."
How are we to be in the face of such intolerable and un-American hatred? What if we were to look right into the face of the hatred that is eating so many of us alive?
In Conversation - Theologian Christopher Pramuk and Catholic Srs. Tracey Horan and Larretta Rivera-Williams talk about race relations and the Catholic response.
Sr. Cora Richardson challenged apartheid and met Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko. She retired to Ireland four years ago, but despite her age, she continues to speak up for what she believes in, including women priests.
When do we no longer see individuals but only perceive them as a group that is threatening our way of life? When do we learn to be afraid and hate the other? Who teaches us that? And how can we be untaught?
At a recent town hall meeting broadcast on CNN, Sinsinawa Dominican Sr. Erica Jordan got to ask Speaker Paul Ryan how his policies match up to Catholic social teaching. She found his answer patronizing and shares with Global Sisters Report what she would have said next if given the chance.
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