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Global Response to Large Movements of Refugees & Migrants

An astonishing number of people – 65.3 million, were displaced at the end of 2015, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. It does not take into account the constant stream of people who have been displaced from their homes due to conflicts, wars, persecution and climate related disasters

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A Nuns on the Bus Lesson: Community, The Dream and The Way

NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus is a proactive group of Catholic sisters who advocate for Mending the Gaps in income and wealth inequality in the United States through policies and political reform. Read their 2020 Vision: Mend the Gaps here.  The goal of their most recent bus tour was to bring a politics

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A Chance Meeting with Mother Teresa

In September 1997, Sister Therese Bangert of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth wrote the following reflection on her accidental encounter with Mother Teresa of Calcutta almost 30 years earlier (March 1969). As Mother Teresa is canonized in Rome on September 4, this remembrance captures the simplicity characteristic of her life

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Seeking Healing & Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

Through awareness, advocacy, prayer and ritual, Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC) and Associates seek to participate in the process of healing and reconciliation with Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal refers to Indigenous peoples as well as Métis peoples who are of mixed Indigenous and European ancestry. A 2015

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Who will be the next Secretary General of the United Nations

Who will be the next Secretary-General of the UN?

The United Nations is now 70 years old: What kind of person would we like to see as the next Secretary-General (SG) of the United Nations? The SG’s role is to be “equal parts diplomat and advocate, civil servant and CEO. The Secretary-General is a symbol of United Nations ideals and

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A Reflection: Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Birthday

“Hope, ever awake, whispers Mercy for the future, as sure as the past.” – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Trust in God’s ever-present mercy marked every day of Elizabeth’s life. Her birthday would have brought special reasons for “gratitude to God for having made me what I am,” and reasons for

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Pray for Sisters found dead in Mississippi

Charity family, We regretfully inform you that earlier today, Sister Paula Merrill with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, and Sister Margaret Held with the School Sisters of St. Francis, were found dead in their shared home in Durant, Mississippi. The Durant police and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are investigating. Please pray

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Recovering after Hurricane Earl

Hurricane Earl, which made landfall south of Belize City just after being upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane on August 4, resulted in major flooding in the central and coastal areas of Belize. Belize City and surrounding villages were among the most affected. Sister Carlette Gentle and five other Sisters

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Journey to Ecuador for the Seton Hill sisters

Every summer, sisters from the US and Korean provinces of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill participate in an Interprovincial Experience of Charism and Ministry (IECM), which includes a 10-day immersion experience living and working in Pedro Carbo, Ecuador. The Seton Hill congregation has five sisters missioned there at

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Archives: You Never Know What You’ll Find

“Going down into the archives, you never know what you’re going to find.” Dee Gallo, Provincial Archivist for the Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise, has been working in the archives of the Emmitsburg, Maryland campus for five years, retrieving old photographs, letters and historical documents that relate to

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