April 28, 2014

Squatters' fishing village of Lamonga, near San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, during the off-season and empty, December 2013. (GSR Staff)

"For the very same kind of people Jesus attended to as he walked from Galilee to Jerusalem, sisters give themselves away. Like Jesus, they refuse to abandon the refugees that so many today call lepers. They, too, talk to women urging them on to be the best of themselves, no matter who reviles them. They raise outcasts out of the depth of their depressions. They contend to the end with those whose religion is more about legalism or pietism or ritual than it is of justice."

- Joan Chittister, from The global sisterhood: nowhere and everywhere, published on Global Sisters Report April 23, 2014.

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