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National Catholic Reporter

Brian Roewe

14 July 2020

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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In 2014, the University of Dayton, a Catholic institution, made a public commitment to divest its investment portfolio from any fossil fuel funding. The university has since fulfilled and stayed strong on its commitme...

Christian Science Monitor

Harry Bruinius

27 March 2020

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States

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Many religious institutions have to come up with creative ways to "congregate" amidst the coronavirus breakout and strict quarantine restrictions around the country. From drive-through confession to virtual Shabbat, c...

Are We Europe

Isabelle de Pommereau

18 March 2020

Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

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Germany is unusual amongst countries in its attitude towards religion—it considers faith to be "sociologically and psychologically important and part of both individuals and society." In these advances, it has begun t...

Global Sisters Report

Doreen Ajiambo

20 February 2020

Kenya

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Kenya's overcrowded and poorly maintained prisons offer some educational and rehabilitative programs to inmates, but the nuns of the Dimesse congregation provide something else to try to transform the lives of those w...

Al Jazeera

Kimberley Brown

30 September 2019

Juncal, Ecuador

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Carmen Carcelen lives in northern Ecuador with her husband, eight children, and hundreds of Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing poverty, violence, and hyperinflation at home. Carcelen has been providing food and shelt...

The New York Times

Nellie Bowles

31 May 2019

Burlingame, California, United States

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For millennials looking to gain a stronger sense of commitment to social justice and service work, religious traditions can provide a helpful framework. The Nuns and Nones program in Burlingame, California, places you...

Global Sisters Report

Patrick Egwu

30 May 2019

Benin City, Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Committee for the Support of Dignity of Women has helped hundreds of human trafficking victims with temporary shelter, economic aid, and reconciliation with their families. The faith-based program visits sch...

Global Sisters Report

Soli Salgado

7 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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The "Nuns and Nones" communities around the United States bring together Catholic nuns and millennial "nones," who don't affiliate with a particular religion, to foster a communal living environment. The program allow...

Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

2 January 2019

Rwanda

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Cooperation between state public health and religious institutions expands access to family planning resources for women. In areas of Rwanda where the Catholic Church operates some of the only healthcare centers, the ...

The Washington Post

Joshua Partlow

26 October 2018

Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico

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A small Mexican town called Pijijiapan is embracing the recent migrant crisis with open arms. When they heard that a caravan of migrants was passing through soon, the entire community pitched in to welcome them with f...

NPR

Laurel Wamsley

11 October 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Archdiocese of Baltimore is set to start issuing parishioner ID cards in a program modeled off a similar one in Texas. The ID cards include a name, address, and birth date and are meant for undocumented immigrants...

Global Sisters Report

Dawn Araujo-Hawkins

9 August 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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After the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Cathy Doherty, a leader at a local parochial school, became galvanized to do something. She started an after-school program bringing together youth from local...

Global Sisters Report

Melanie Lidman

6 April 2017

Rwanda

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Benebikira 'Sister Listeners' offer informal counseling to both victims and perpetrators of violence during the Rwanda genocide, seeking to forge a bridge of understanding. Their roles as listeners are especially impo...

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

9 November 2015

Clitheroe, United Kingdom

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Human trafficking is a rampant problem throughout the world, but the signs can often be difficult to spot. A collaboration between Catholic churches and police officers to fight the issue together takes shape.

The Washington Post

Catherine Woodiwiss

9 October 2015

Nairobi, Kenya

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Religion and technology are two important elements in Nairobi, however, they have remained distant until the corrupt government brought them together. Christian hackathons are now opportunities for technology and reli...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Kavitha Cardoza

21 September 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Across the globe, there are nearly 60 million students studying in Catholic institutions. In the United States, however, those numbers have been falling in recent years, forcing schools to come up with new ways to col...

Al Jazeera

Molly McCluskey

6 August 2015

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Every so often tensions between the Catholic "nationalists" and the Protestant "loyalists" increase and the police try to diffuse the situations. Social media is affecting these flare ups by providing police with info...

Politico

Eliza Shapiro

20 July 2015

New York, New York, United States

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The private Catholic schools in East Harlem and the South Bronx experienced the plummeting of enrollment, funds lacking for upgrading facilities and technology, while still charging high tuition. Now these six Catholi...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

9 March 2015

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Women in the Philippines have been coming to this small clinic in a Manila slum for years to get affordable birth control, something frowned upon in this largely conservative Catholic country.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

22 January 2015

Philippines

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In the Philipines, contraception has been hard to find resulting in many parents without money to feed their children, unsafe abortions, and poor maternal health. A new reproductive law aims to change this by allowing...

Sojourners

Catherine Woodiwiss

28 May 2013

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Clergy abuse in the Catholic church has been rampant and was often swept under the rug. Until Barrett Doyle and others started 'Bishop Accountability' to keep a record of clergy abuse, and a support group and blog hav...

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