Sumon Corraya is a journalist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He covers issues in the Christian community and other faith issues of Bangladesh.
Q & A with Shamima Sakendar, a Muslim student whose story about a Catholic sister became a short film
"I wrote the story to reveal how a Catholic nun has been contributing for students from all faiths," said Shamima Sakendar.
Our Lady of the Missions Sr. Mary Anna Gomes is a popular presenter and producer for the online Bengali Service of Radio Veritas Asia, all to "promote the good news of Christ and the church's social teachings."
Snehanir is a community where children, some with disabilities or from poor families, live together, help each other, study, and prepare to support themselves. The Catechist Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Angels have run the center since 1992 in this Muslim-majority country, and they currently care for 39 children and youths who are Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist.
A 1968 famine inspired Sister Mary Lillian to find a way for people to earn money. The "Awakening" training center has trained an estimated 10,000 women since then. Often, this income is funneled to their children's education.