Kurien provides hope for Indian women

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A Catholic nun from Kerala, India is in Vermont today with a message of distress: Women in her native land – especially the poor – face constant abuse, and grave danger, at the hands of their spouses.

Sister Lucy Kurien will make two appearances in Burlington today to talk about why she started Maher – an interfaith safe haven community
for battered women and children in India.

Sister Lucy says Maher is a place of hope borne ten years ago from horrific circumstances – after a young woman came to Sister Lucy with a plea for help.

Sister Lucy Kurien will speak at 12:30 this afternoon at the Mann Hall on
the University of Vermont’s Trinity Campus and again at 5:30 tonight at the
Universalist Unitarian Church in Burlington.

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