Dawn Araujo-Hawkins

Religion Journalist

Topeka, Kansas

Dawn Araujo-Hawkins

Lady journo writing religion at the Global Sisters Report | Proud Ball State University alumna | Prolific em dasher Real Housewives GIFer


Human trafficking in the US: Sisters' networks and ministries break the cycle one life at a time

Crystal was 13 years old when she met her pimp. Of course, she didn’t think of him as a pimp; he was her boyfriend, her savior, the man who doted on her and gave her the things her parents couldn’t or wouldn’t provide. “You know how you’re a little girl and you dream of Prince Charming? Well, he was Prince Charming,” Crystal said from her home in Watertown, South Dakota.
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Acting on a deep call to a different ministry

Former Franciscan sister Nancy Meyer, right, being ordained as bishop of the Midwest region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests in June. If there’s one thing Mary Bergan Blanchard wants to make clear, it’s this: she is definitely not a radical. “I’m too old to be a radical,” she said, laughing. “I’m too practical.”.
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Religious Formation Conference at 60: 'Relocating the Prophetic Witness of Religious Life'

Members of the Religious Formation Conference discuss changes at the 2013 congress meeting, "Rooted in the Mission of Jesus: Reaching Out to the Margins." Looking out a window in the tiny offices housing the Religious Formation Conference, it’s hard not to notice the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' headquarters next door, towering above everything else in all its stone and glassiness.
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Women's voices in journalism are essential to true history

Last week was an interesting one for females in journalism. In one day, two women were ousted from the top editor position at an international paper – Jill Abramson at The New York Times (U.S.) and Natalie Nougayrède at Le Monde (France). Both had been the first woman to hold her position at each establishment, and in the maelstrom that erupted across the Internet following their departures, there were many questions about the role gender had played: Why are women leaders perceived as pushy?
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No Room at the Inn

Cincinnati's faith leaders cross denominational lines to standup to a corporate bully.
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The Battle for the Anna Louise Inn

Anna Louise Inn audio story.
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Weapons of Terror

Who would have thought that in the 21st century, the seeming weapon of choice would not be some sort of super-nuclear missile or an ultra-deadly biological toxin, but that it would, instead, be women?
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Dawn Araujo-Hawkins

I am a staff writer for the Global Sisters Report, a special project of the National Catholic Reporter that provides coverage of Catholic sisters and nuns.

I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in magazine journalism and French and then studied urban and intercultural issues at Cincinnati Christian University, earning a Master of Arts in Religion.

I have a tenacious faith in the necessity of print media. I love em dashes and semicolons, but my relationship with the Oxford comma is evolving. My longstanding aversion to the inverted pyramid is well-documented.