Pope Francis challenges all people of good faith, deeply religious, Christian or Catholic, to be multi-issue advocates, supporting political positions that foster the common good and address the needs of the many over the wants of the few.
Dialogue is taking place, says Sr. Margaret Gonsalves. The world hears the cry of the poor from every corner of the globe through sisters' writing in GSR — fine-tuned by column editor Sr. Michele Morek.
The last time the church said it was going to make changes was in 1965, but all the changes to be seen were basically meaningless ones. This time, though, the faithful themselves are part of the agenda-making process.
The religious women, men and lay partners of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines are a paragon of service to the rural poor. Hence, the group is closely watched and vilified by the powers that be.
A workshop in Nairobi brought together African women religious who live and work in different parts of the continent, to engage in a down-to-earth discussion on accompanying victims of sexual and spiritual harm.