Rose Mary Meyer, a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is director of Project IRENE, which lobbies to protect people living in poverty, those in prison, immigrants, women and children in Illinois.
Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, a member of the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu in northern Uganda, is the executive director of the African Sisters Education Collaborative, or ASEC. A cornerstone of ASEC's work is delivering "educational programs that strengthen the capacity of women religious in Africa" and enable them to better minister to those they serve.
Sr. Teresa Namataka of the Sisters of Mary of Kakamega talks about setting up an accredited training program that equips participants to both better counsel people living with HIV/AIDS, and also train other religious in specialized counseling and "spirituality science."
For roughly eight and a half years, Sr. Juana Yakelin Vásquez Díaz has lived in the Amazon rainforest of northeastern Brazil. A human rights defender, she is well aware of the challenges facing the region's species and people, many of whom are farmers and live near the river.