Dawn Araujo-Hawkins was a staff writer at Global Sisters Report from 2014 to 2019, writing primarily about the intersections of religion, race and gender. In 2016, she was named the best in-depth religion reporter by the American Academy of Religion, and her work has also been recognized by the Religion News Association, the Catholic Press Association and the Great Plains Journalism Awards. She was previously an editorial assistant at Sojourners magazine.
Drawing on sacramental records, the Society of the Sacred Heart has found descendants of the more than 150 black people whom the sisters had enslaved in Louisiana and Missouri in the 1800s.
Sr. Marcia Hall of the Oblate Sisters of Providence talks about why a film highlighting the experiences of young black religious is necessary and the surprising things she's learned as first-time film producer.
The Los Angeles-based playwright's latest work with History Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, tells the true story of four biological sisters who all became Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and became celebrated fixtures in the St. Paul-Minneapolis peace community.
It's clear that communion between the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious is crucial for the future of religious life in the U.S. — and young sisters think they just might the generation called to bring that to fruition.