| Nun on the Bus coming to Bay Area on Oct. 16
Sister Simone Campbell
Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice advocacy group based in Washington, DC, will talk about the success of her latest bus trip at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Christ the King Church, Pleasant Hill,
She and her group of nuns, famed for their earlier tours, are on the road again. Starting in St. Louis on Sept. 10, Network's Nuns on the Bus have hit the road to connect with people "who have been marginalized by our nation's politics." They ended up back in Washington DC, with a rally in time to coincide with Pope Francis' visit.
When she comes to the East Bay, Sister Simone will discuss the list of issues that she will focus on with the current Congress as she follows the pope's lead with his last two encyclicals primarily dealing with the poor according to the Gospels and with the latter how extreme climate change affects the most vulnerable. In them both Pope Francis points out our responsibilities as Christians — toward other human beings and toward our earth.
St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Walnut Creek, and Christ the King are co-sponsoring the talk, Sister Simone Speaks. She will be signing her book, which details her history of advocacy and her prayerful approach to solving problems.
Earlier in her career, Sister Simone, a native Californian and member of Sisters of Social Service, lived in the Bay Area and founded the Community Law Center in Oakland, available to persons of low income. She practiced family law there for 18 years before she assumed her present office. She is celebrating her Jubilee year.
A small donation is requested at the Oct. 16 event. For information, contact J. Finch, 925-946-0249 and visit www.Network.org.
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