Sr. Rhonda Miska is in temporary profession with the Sinsinawa Dominican and ministers at Dominican University in Chicago. After two years as a Jesuit Volunteer in Nicaragua, she earned a graduate degree in pastoral ministry. Her ministries have included facilitation of Muslim-Christian dialogue, community organization, social justice education, direct outreach to the Spanish-speaking immigrant community, to people who are homeless, and to adults with intellectual disabilities. She is an author whose writing has appeared in national print and online magazines.
None of us graduate from needing community, accountability and guidance. None of us belong on pedestals, but with our feet firmly on the ground as the people of God walking together.
Decades after the Sandinista revolution and 16 years after I first arrived in Nicaragua as a Jesuit Volunteer — recent testomonies from men and women religious in Nicaragua echo the fear and faith, repression and resistance of stories from the past that I heard during my time there.
Travelers have the chance to help rescue sex-trafficking victims via the TraffickCam app, which is creating a database of hotel room photos. It's a project of Exchange Initiative, which came into being after meeting planner Kimberly Ritter crossed paths with the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ Sr. Kate Kuenstler serves as an independent canon lawyer and has worked with Catholics from 30 dioceses across the United States as well as communities in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.