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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Suffering and injustice linger for many, even 2 decades after 9/11's violence

What is the collective toll on individuals — Afghan, Syrian and American — of the 20-year war on terrorism? Is the world safer for anyone? Was it fair to wage destruction and mayhem on an entire country for the perceived actions of a few?

Pandemic kills millions, while rich spend billions to go to space

Horizons: Watching multibillionaires spend enormous amounts of money to rocket to space shows the extreme inequality of the global health crisis as many people around the world struggle to access basic needs.   

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?