- Jul 12, 2020
The Given Institute’s inaugural online event “Discover the Gift” featured five speakers who expanded on the event’s three-part theme centered on young adult Catholic women, calling them to receive the gift that they are, realize the gifts they’ve been given and respond with the gifts only they can give.
During colonial times thousands of biracial children known as “métis” were taken away and raised in Belgian institutions as the colonial power promoted a strict separation of white and Black people and systematically tried to prevent interracial unions.
Normally, the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood feed about 200 children in Nairobi’s informal settlements of Kawangware and Riruta. But with the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, the sisters are expanding their reach.
After the success of a pair of pilot programs this spring, a nationwide “Sisters on the Frontlines” fundraising effort aims to give 1,000 sisters $1,000 each to help blunt the negative impacts of the coronavirus on some of the United States’ most vulnerable people.
Phylis Nyambura sits on a plastic chair, pensive and alone in the shade of a tree at Cheshire Home for the Elderly in the Kariobangi slum northeast of Nairobi. She laments how her social life has changed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Across the country, women religious have joined in peaceful protests against racial inequality, while others, home for health reasons amid the pandemic, are very much in spirit with the marchers.