On the Bus! The Moral Obligation to Do Social Justice

Date: Mar 27, 2019

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue | Public Lectures and Events

Location: JTS

Category: Interreligious Dialogue Livestream Public Lectures & Events

The Annual John Paul II Lecture on Interfaith Understanding

Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.

Known for her activism around social justice issues, the extraordinary Sister Simone Campbell will join us in a conversation called “On the Bus! The Moral Obligation to do Social Justice,” our annual John Paul II Lecture on Interfaith Understanding. Moderated by Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, Associate Dean of the Rabbinical School and Associate Director of the Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at JTS.

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.

Live Streaming

This program will be live-streamed at no charge at www.jtsa.edu/live (registration not required for the livestream). JTS invites synagogues and other Jewish communal organizations to hold a public screening of this outstanding program. Contact publicevents@jtsa.edu.


Admission is free, but reservations are required.  Please arrive early and have photo ID available.

For information contact: Rabbi Burton Visotzky: buvisotzky@jtsa.edu