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.
At hospital and convent, Sr. Mary Flood's life these days is about containing the coronavirus, drawing on her experiences as a doctor during the height of the 1980s AIDS crisis, as well as her past in virus research.
The International Union of Superiors General said the initiative stems from the need to highlight problems that are not getting adequate attention in a coordinated way at national and global levels.
To mark the United Nations' 75th anniversary, Global Sisters Report asked those who represent sister congregations at the U.N. to reflect on the U.N.'s accomplishments and shortcomings.
For more than 15 years, Benedictine Sr. Sue Fazzini has put a spotlight on the humanity of prisoners. She heads the drug and alcohol treatment program at the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution Greene.