March 10, 2016, Detroit, Michigan – In her monthly blog, Sister Nancyann Turner, Director of the Rosa Parks Children and Youth Program, shares the “bittersweet” fruits of a poetry workshop the older children attended. The children wrote of their personal experiences of living in Detroit, sharing both the hardships and the hope that they still feel. Read the blog and a sampling of the children’s poetry.
Feature photo by Bryan Debus via Flickr Creative Commons
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.