Chris Herlinger is international correspondent to Global Sisters Report and also writes on humanitarian and international issues for NCR. He has reported from South Sudan and Darfur, Sudan, as well as numerous other locales, including Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Kenya and Ethiopia and Liberia. He is the co-author, with Paul Jeffrey, of books on Haiti and Darfur, published by Seabury, and a third, on global hunger, published in 2015.
GSR Today - The pandemic has laid bare the serious shortcomings of the global food system, and there is a sense of urgency for World Food Day 2021, with calls for meaningful change — including personal change.
In joining the Laudato Si' Action Platform, the Congregation of Bon Secours "hopes to be part of the critical mass needed to create a global paradigm shift which is nothing short of a transformation of our relationship with Earth," the community said.
U.S. Catholic sisters and congregational representatives, decrying border agent abuses and deportation of Haitian asylum seekers, call for immigration reform that will embrace humane policies and practices.
GSR Today - When 9/11 happened, my experiences in Afghanistan got mixed in with my own reactions as an American and a New York City resident — reactions that were all over the map. I was shocked, saddened and angered.