"Today we have a platform to share our problems without fear of retribution," said one of the nuns who attended a training on the Grievance Redressal Cell, an initiative of the Conference of Religious Women India.
Listen: In a special episode of "The Vatican Briefing," Joshua McElwee and Christopher White have an exclusive conversation with Loretto Sr. Jeannine Gramick about her Oct. 17 meeting with Pope Francis. Gramick says the pope "is trying to get us to move forward."
Even as Catholic women take a historic step as voting members of the Synod of Bishops, former Irish President Mary McAleese slammed the Vatican Oct. 13 in a parallel gathering in Rome calling for more equality for women.
The Africa Faith and Justice Network, founded by three Catholic religious orders to lobby in D.C., is celebrating 40 years. The organization now also seeks to empower advocacy efforts across the African continent.
Maasai tribespeople and their supporters, including sisters, face intimidation as the Tanzanian government, in the name of conservation and tourism, has tried to force the Maasai from their northern ancestral land.
From A Nun's Life podcast - Mercy Sr. Barb Giehl is also a mother and a grandmother. She talks about the gift of "a second vocation in life," and she shares some of the challenges involved with living in community.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - Nuns know how to get things done! Ursuline Sr. Michele Morek shares her experience working at the United Nations when she was coalition coordinator of UNANIMA International.
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.
In a country where nonviolence and truth were the values of Gandhi — the father of our nation — today, violence and lies are being perpetuated for the need to remain in power. This new concept of India has to change.