On the Bus! The Moral Obligation to Do Social Justice
The Annual John Paul II Lecture on Interfaith Understanding
Known for her activism around social justice issues, the extraordinary Sister Simone Campbell joins JTS for a conversation moderated by Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay.
About Sister Campbell
Sister Simone Campbell is the Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice—a federal advocacy organization founded by Catholic Sisters to lobby in Washington, D.C. for policies that mend the gaps in income and wealth in the United States. She has led six cross-country “Nuns on the Bus” trips focused on tax justice, healthcare, economic justice, comprehensive immigration reform, voter turnout, bridging divides in politics and society, and mending the gaps. Sister Simone Campbell wrote the famous “Nuns’ Letter,” considered by many as critically important in convincing Congress to support the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and is the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community.
About the John Paul II Lecture
Co-sponsored by the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome) and the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue at the Jewish Theological Seminary, with special thanks for the generosity of the Russell Berrie Foundation.