Annual Charism Day: “Justice and Joy in Challenging Times”

$30.00

Francis and Clare challenged the income and wealth disparity in their time.  This afternoon will explore the writings of Pope Francis and the call to live in right relationship in these challenging times.  We will include presentations, reflection and an opportunity for conversation.

March 22, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM

Please do NOT register for this or any 2019-2020 Program until May 1, 2019 which is when registration begins.

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Francis and Clare challenged the income and wealth disparity in their time.  This afternoon will explore the writings of Pope Francis and the call to live in right relationship in these challenging times.  We will include presentations, reflection and an opportunity for conversation.

March 22, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM

Please do NOT register for this or any 2019-2020 Program until May 1, 2019 which is when registration begins.

Simone Campbell, SSS, a member of the Sisters of Social Service, has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of economic justice, immigration reform, and healthcare, Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues.
During the 2010 congressional debate about healthcare reform, she wrote the famous “nun’s Letter” supporting the reform bill and got 59 leaders of Catholic Sisters to sign on. This action was cited by many as critically important in passing the Affordable Care Act.
In 2012, she was also instrumental in organizing the “Nuns on the Bus” tour of nine states to oppose the “Ryan Budget” approved by the House of Representatives. This budget would have decimated programs meant to help people in need. “Nuns on the Bus” received an avalanche of attention across the nation from religious communities, elected officials and the media. She has received numerous awards, including a “Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award” and the “Defender of Democracy Award” from the International Parliamentarians for Global Action.
In addition, Simone has been the keynote or featured speaker at numerous large gatherings, including the 2012 Democratic National Convention.