Sister Martha Ann Kirk

Sister Martha Ann Kirk

Sister Martha Ann Kirk, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, with a Th.D. in Theology and the Arts, has been a Professor of Religious Studies and of the Arts who promotes Global Citizenship Education. She is grateful for opportunities she has had in 32 countries, starting in the 1970’s with art research and leadership of study and service trips to Mexico. She assisted in the development of Women’s Global Connection and seeks to carry forward that vision in the Institute, especially in connecting with ministries of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Chile, Columbia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and the US. She is interested in furthering San Antonio’s flourishing as a “City of Compassion” within the global Charter for Compassion movement and is an International Compassionate Integrity Training Facilitator. She has been the San Antonio Peace Laureate, the Texas Pax Christi Peacemaker of the Year, and recognized in various ways for building interfaith and intercultural bridges including being in the PBS Women, War, and Peace series as a “Teacher of Peace”. She has written six books, including Dancing with Creation: Mexican and Native American Dance and Iraqi Women of Three Generations.

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