Carol K. Coburn is a professor emerita of religious studies and director of the CSJ Heritage Center at Avila University. She is also a consultant for the Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence at Avila University. Coburn has published and presented extensively on topic of American Catholic sisters, including a co-author book with Martha Smith, CSJ, Spirited Lives: How Nuns Shaped Catholic Culture and American Life, 1836-1920.
As a young Sister of Loretto, Christine Nava served as the Webster College librarian. Then she made a significant choice in her religious life. Traveling to Selma, Alabama, to participate in a 1965 march for voting rights was "a natural consequence of what we were doing."
Decades before social media made internet trolling a common practice, Therese Stawowy knew what it was like to receive virulent hate mail from known and unknown sources. As a Sister of Loretto, she participated in the voting rights march in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.
Sr. Rosemary Flanigan has been called "ethics in action" and a "force of nature." In a GSR interview, she reflects on her experience at a voting rights march in Selma in 1965, and the demands of racial justice today.
Sr. Barbara Moore was among a group of Catholic sisters (and one of only two Black sisters) who went to Selma, Alabama, in March 1965 to protest the inequality of voting rights for Black Americans.