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.
Monday Starter - One fact comes through after the 65th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women: This last year has been terrible for women and girls.
Monday Starter - Global Sisters Report launches Monday Starter, a blog to keep you updated on sister news you may have missed. This week: UISG, Talitha Kum, Sophia Housing and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines.
Participants called the 65th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women a success, with an estimated 25,000 people worldwide joining two weeks of online meetings. But they also noted a sense of impatience with the pace of progress.
Sr. Eileen Reilly recently joined the Catholic Mobilizing Network, where her work against the death penalty is informed by her experience as a spiritual adviser to a serial killer before his execution in 2005.