September 28, 2017

Nuns join climate justice activists at a plaza in Manila, Philippines, Nov. 29, 2015, a day ahead of the start of the U.N. climate change conference, known as the COP21 summit, in Paris. (CNS / Simone Orendain)

"Even if we are experts in communion and signs of true love, we still need to learn and be open to forgiveness each day. If we don't forgive, we can't walk as sisters; I feel this is the most powerful sign to be a disciple of Jesus, forgiveness. But the opportunities are amazing. We, as religious communities, are the actual evidence and testimony for our world that it's possible to live without frontiers, and journey towards justice and inclusion."

- Franciscan Missionary of Mary Sr. María de Lourdes López Munguía, from the latest installment in GSR's series, "The Life," Collaborating north-to-south, sisters exemplify changing world demographics