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 2020 Nobel Peace Prize citation noted the explicit connection between food and peace, a view shared by the sister congregations and other church-based groups who work with the U.N.'s World Food Program.
Experts including sisters discussed people's increased vulnerability to exploitation by traffickers, during a symposium sponsored by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, held at the International Union of Superiors General in Rome.
In recognition of the annual Oct. 10 commemoration of World Homeless Day, advocates for those who experience homelessness say they must continue work on an issue that demanded renewed attention in 2020.
Pope Francis' new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, is earning praise from the leadership of the International Union of Superiors General, who say the letter is a confirmation of the types of bridge-build ministries that sisters engage in throughout the world.