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.

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Q & A with Christine Nava: 'Institutional and systemic racism overlap. It's not one size fits all'

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."

Q & A with Therese Stawowy: 'I want to keep feeling that discomfort with white privilege'

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.

Q & A with Sr. Rosemary Flanigan: 1965 and 2020 'are different worlds'

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.

Q & A with Sr. Barbara Moore on US civil rights struggles 55 years after Selma

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.