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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 2020-21 round of panelists.

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With spiritual motivation, sisters actively care for the Earth

The Life - Caring for our common home includes an eco farm in the Philippines, biodiversity in New Zealand, gardening for the cycle of life, a one-minute act to make a difference, and a religious community founded to heal and protect the planet's life systems

Dark, transformative 2020 opens opportunity to shape new life: keeping the faith for Easter 2021

The Life - As we enter Holy Week, the sisters reflect on the promise of everlasting life. During this time, this past year, of great individual and collective loss, how does one maintain faith?

Jesus asks nothing less than to give our whole selves — our best selves

The Life - Sister panelists consider how religious formation that emphasizes developing oneself incorporates Jesus' words, "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me."

Go into the world: Sisters find common ground with people of other religions

The Life - The panelists this month have lived in Ireland, India, Kenya, Pakistan, South Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the United States and have plenty of examples of ministering among those who are not Christians.

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