Advent 2017 Reflection

As part of my work for Franciscans International, I created an Advent Reflection that uses the stories of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba, the four women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, to reflect on contemporary human rights issues that disproportionately affect women. “Advent is a season of joyful anticipation. … More Advent 2017 Reflection

Anti-Racism Resources

The events at Charlottesville one week ago ignited, yet again, the conversation on racism and White supremacy in our country (as if it ever really went away). I’ve come to realize that despite the years and years we, as a nation, have spent talking about racism, there still exists a seemingly unbridgeable divide in people’s … More Anti-Racism Resources

Br. Jerry Zawada, OFM

Yesterday, July 25, 2017, I found out that my friend and brother, Br. Jerry Zawada, OFM, passed away and returned home to God.  He was 80 years old and lived a life that was totally committed to justice, peace, nonviolence, and solidarity with those whom he felt were excluded and marginalized.  He was an inspirational … More Br. Jerry Zawada, OFM

It is what it is

Why is God so good to me? That question came up in a conversation I had yesterday. As I find myself nearly half way through my summer internship here in Geneva, I am full of joy and gratitude for being given this amazing opportunity to learn about Franciscans International and the work of human rights … More It is what it is

World Refugee Day 2017

After a little bit of a hiatus, I am gonna try to get back to updating this blog.  I am currently in Geneva, where I am spending the summer interning with Franciscans International.  I will be learning about the inner workings of Franciscans International, a nongovernmental organization with general consultative status at the United Nations that … More World Refugee Day 2017