Janice McLaughlin, MM, is a journalist, adult educator and promoter of peace and justice who has lived and worked on the African continent since 1970, in Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. She was arrested and deported from white-ruled Rhodesia in 1977 and then ministered to refugees from the war in that country. She returned after independence to help establish a new system of education that linked academic with practical subjects.
Janice is currently working to combat human trafficking in Zimbabwe with the African Forum for Catholic Social Teaching (AFCAST), a regional network of nine countries in East, Central and Southern Africa. She also serves on the Research Board of the Catholic University of Zimbabwe. She has a BA degree in theology and anthropology from Marquette University and a doctorate in Religious Studies from the University of Zimbabwe. She was made a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania in 2014 and is the author of numerous articles and several books including Ostriches, Dung Beetles and Other Spiritual Masters. She served as President of her congregation, the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, from 2009 to 2015