Society News

Safe Passage for Vulnerable Children

 

Eighty-one years ago, the first of the Kindertransport trains arrived in the United Kingdom, bearing children fleeing conflict and persecution ahead of the outbreak of World War II. In total, the Kindertransport rescue effort ferried 10,000 child refugees to safety in Britain. But now, the government was threatening to turn its back on vulnerable children.

Sustainable farming techniques

When a local man learned that manure was the secret ingredient that MMS in Uganda’s Tororo community used to produce flourishing plants on their eco-farm, he decided to give it a try. The result was a substantial increase in yields on his banana plantation! He is one of many people in the region who are benefitting from MMS's workshops and other efforts to provide education about alternative, sustainable farming techniques that allow community members to support their families without depleting resources.

Human Trafficking Advocate

Tucked away in a back office of Medical Mission Sisters North American Headquarters in Philadelphia, Sister Teresita Hinnegan is hard at work on a documentary film project that is perhaps the culmination of her years of work to fight human trafficking. At 90 years old, she may not have as much of a spring in her step as she did in her younger days, but her "fire and flame" for gender equality burns as fiercely as ever. It is her passion that drives her to continue raising awareness about the plight of women around the world.

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