December 3, 2015, Paris, France – In an article written for the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report, Sister Elise García, OP, notes the “high expectations” of many participants of the Paris climate summit. Some of this is attributed to the influence of the non-credentialed civil society members, who present “side events” on the issue of global climate change. Among those side events was a presentation by members of the indigenous Sarayaku people, who have a special vision to address climate change. Read Sister Elise’s full article.
November 20, 2015, Detroit, Michigan – In her November 2015 blog, Sister Nancyann Turner, OP, reflects on gratitude – and on the people she ministers with at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Some are grateful for what others see as the smallest gifts – such as waking up in the morning – while others, because of their poverty and suffering, have trouble feeling gratitude. Read Sister Nancyann’s entire blog.