July 1, 2015

Joyce Serwaa, left, and Gloria Nyame perform a traditional Ghanian dance prior to a special evening prayer service at Holy Family Church in New York City June 29. The liturgy, organized by the Archdiocese of New York's Office of Black Ministry, was celebrated to draw attention to the ongoing persecution and killing of Christians in Africa. (CNS photo / Gregory A. Shemitz)

"Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. To each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.  All the members of the body, though they are many, are one body. You are Christ’s body, and individually members of it."

- 1 Cor 12:4-7, as cited by Jan Cebula in Persistent and consistent: Religious at the U.N., published on Global Sisters Report June 23, 2015