Sr. Mumbi Kigutha, a member of the Sisters of the Precious Blood - Ohio, was born and raised in Kenya. She has worked with diverse vulnerable populations, including assignments with various U.N. agencies. Currently, she ministers in Chicago as a part-time international consultant for Jesuit Refugee Service under the reconciliation and social cohesion department.

In addition to a Master of Business Administration in marketing, Sister Mumbi has a graduate degree in justice ministry and a certificate in pastoral ministry from Catholic Theological Union, a practitioner diploma in executive coaching, and training in the circle process as a tool for dialogue.

A prolific writer, she is a regular contributor to the Horizons column of the Global Sisters Report and was recently appointed organizing secretary of the Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network.

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The world is racist

Many of our world problems stem from racism and white supremacy disguised as white saviorism. An acknowledgement of that in this country, in our church and religious communities would be a good starting point.

We have to deal with our trauma from 2020 and earlier

Horizons – People are despairing. Is it because of heightened, more visible racism? The effects of the pandemic? Are these feelings a result of last year, or the sum total of our lifetimes finally boiling over?

The battle is far from over for justice, truth in America

Horizons - The demands for unity we keep hearing, especially from the perpetrators of violence, fall short for me. I have struggled with imagining reconciliation, a value and a practice that I espouse in most of my other work.

Young people of Generation Z are awakening us from our slumber

Horizons - A global dearth of true leadership has marked 2020. But throughout this year, I have also experienced a surging of hope within me, due to the efforts of young people around the world.