Melanie Lidman

Melanie Lidman is an author at Religion News Service.

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US family discovers Chinese nuns who rescued adopted baby daughter

December 24, 2018

(Global Sisters Report) — Teagan is happily enjoying life in Chattanooga, Tennessee, doted on by her older siblings, and looking forward to her first Christmas in America.

Nuns help expand coverage and care in Rwanda’s health system

May 11, 2017

(RNS) In a poor, Rwandan village, four Kenyan sisters from the Little Daughters of St. Joseph Congregation run a health clinic, and build trust in a country still recovering from genocide and civil war.

Illegal trade in body parts threatens Africans with albinism

February 11, 2016

MOSHI, Tanzania (RNS) There is a gruesome trade for body parts of people with albinism in some parts of Africa because of local superstitions that they possess magical properties and can make people rich.

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