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.
In the midst of a crisis, do not forget or neglect "the least of these" in the immediate community or in the larger world. That is the common refrain sisters told Global Sisters Report when asked about their reaction to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.
Sr. Helen Amos has put the well-being of the community at the heart of her ministry. She has been a teacher, health care administrator, community leader and advocate for those experiencing homelessness.
GSR Today - In my four-plus years covering the work of Catholic sisters at the United Nations, I have been impressed with the notable purpose and passion the Irish sisters bring to their advocacy work.
The film is structured around Alwan telling the story of a young Syrian refugee named Shaima, whose life takes a tragic turn when she accepts an offer of marriage to a man in Turkey who turns out to be an imposter and involved in a human trafficking network.