Q & A

Q & A with Sr. Lilian Curaming on interfaith dialogue in predominantly Catholic Philippines

Sr. Lilian Curaming has been engaged in interfaith dialogue for nearly four decades. She spoke with GSR about her work, which includes starting an interfaith dialogue program to improve relations among Muslims, Christians and indigenous peoples in Mindanao, Philippines.

Q & A with Sr. Joanna Chan, playwright who finds inspiration in the Gospels

Maryknoll Sr. Joanna Chan's renowned work in the theater began with writing plays for youth at New York's Transfiguration Church. "But theater is not only about the writing. Mounting a production involves bringing very diverse types of art and artists together. I have stayed in the profession for a number of reasons, and one of them is that idea of working together."

Q & A with Sr. Marie-Paul Ross, providing an education on sexuality

Because of her work trying to counteract the fact that formation programs usually focus on poverty and obedience and have little education on sexuality for the vow of celibate chastity, Sr. Marie-Paul Ross of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception was called "the nun from Canada who is speaking clearly and openly about sexuality" — and was called to Rome.

Q & A with Sr. Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, from the fashion world to the Adrian Dominicans

Sr. Xiomara Méndez-Hernández's journey to becoming an Adrian Dominican began in the fashion world, continued as an associate, and was made official when she professed her final vows Dec. 18 in Santo Domingo, capital of her home country, the Dominican Republic. Today, she's a hospital chaplain for Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

Q & A with two sisters and a volunteer serving at the Haiti-Dominican Republic border

Srs. Alexandra Bonilla Leonel, Iselande Surlin and volunteer Marcela Latorre Velásquez work as a team in the city of Ouanaminthe, Haiti, located at the Haitian-Dominican border. They spoke with GSR about serving the needs of children and women. They work on migration and against human trafficking.