The Life panelists are a group of 20 sisters from across the global north and south who respond to questions about the unique, challenging and very specific lives of women religious. Click here to learn about the 2019-20 round of panelists.

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Learning from COVID-19 that we are not alone, but there is much separation

The Life - For May, the 2019-20 panelists were invited to submit a short reflection on COVID-19 and its effect on them, on their congregation, their country, or on the world.

With congregation-wide commitments, sisters are active in sustainable living

The Life - In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, celebrated April 22, 1970, our panelists shared many of the strategies and concrete steps their congregations are using to promote sustainability, preserve a healthy environment and combat climate change

In order to be made whole

The Life - Panelists shared their experience and wisdom from their own personal experiences of hurt, from that of former members, at the level of their communities, the church, and of the broader society. They also suggested strategies for dealing with brokenness.

Sisters use funds, microloans to empower women, small businesses

The Life - Sisters have found ways to give women a hand up in a way that makes them financially independent. Panelists share best practices, including economic empowerment, donations and education.