With "Hope Amid Turmoil," the most ambitious and challenging project we have undertaken at GSR, we've been inspired by the incredible courage and deep faith of sisters serving in conflict areas throughout the world.
Catholic sisters foster healing and reconciliation for survivors of Sierra Leone's civil war, many of whom now find themselves neighbors with former rebel soldiers who killed their families during the conflict.
My calling as a Chadian Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus impels me to embrace the challenge of being a Christian prophet — proclaiming God's message of love and inclusion, especially during times of conflict.
A Catholic sister in Nicaragua told GSR that she feels indignation when she hears Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, the country's vice president, refer to themselves as Christians.
GSR Today - We opted not to travel to Haiti for on-the-ground reporting — it is too dangerous right now. Doing interviews from afar, Chris Herlinger was struck by how often the theme of kidnapping came up.
GSR's Hope Amid Turmoil series looks at the ministries of women religious serving in dangerous places worldwide. We pause midway through the series to remind readers of the memorable stories and columns we've published.