Global Sisters Report is focusing a special series on mining and extractive industries and the women religious who work to limit damage and impact on people and the environment, through advocacy, action and policy. Pope Francis called for the entire mining sector to undergo "a radical paradigm change." Sisters are on the front lines to help effect that change.

Irish sister in the Philippines is the latest activist to suffer

Appalachian coal country, where sisters see little change in 40 years

Q & A with Sr. Mary Going, fighting for disability pay for former coal miners

Q & A with Sr. Gretchen Shaffer, witness to the struggles of coal country