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Nuns on the Bus

No One 'Does Catholic' Like the Nuns on the Bus

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Pope Francis is summoning Catholics -- and all persons of good will -- to heed this message and to take action. And in the United States, no one has taken this call more to heart than the Nuns on the Bus.

What It Means to Be 'A Nun on the Bus'

Sr. Simone Campbell | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion
Sr. Simone Campbell

We come with our faith and welcome all who want to join us in the quest for justice. You don't have to be a Catholic or a Sister. All are welcome to join us to create community in our hungry world.

Nuns Thrown Under the Bus

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Gina Messina-Dysert

U.S. nuns have stood firm stating that their intentions have been misunderstood by the Vatican and remain steadfast in their efforts to work for social justice.

Radical Grace: U.S. Nuns Honor Vow by Challenging the Vatican

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Gina Messina-Dysert

Although the Vatican attempted to rein in American nuns for pushing "radical feminist themes," its efforts have been less than successful. Recogni...

WATCH: Faith Leaders Who Made A Difference This Year

Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion

As the year draws to a close, we look back on the people who worked to make the world a better place by speaking out for justice. Here is Odyssey ...

A "Fortnight for Freedom" From Shutdown?

Dawn Morais | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

There is a murmuring in the pews. Is it possible the bishops are launching another Fortnight for Freedom -- this time to protest the assault on the lives of ordinary people by the Tea Party-led GOP?

WATCH: Nuns Hit the Road for Immigration Reform

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Bill Moyers

This time they're spreading the good word on immigration reform. We caught up with the group's founder, Sister Simone Campbell, as this year's tour kicked off in Newark, New Jersey, just a short distance from Ellis Island, where so many immigrants first entered the United States.

Fixing Blame for a Nuclear Security Failure

Helen Young | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Helen Young

For Sister Megan and her two compatriots, a lifetime of social activism and opposition to U.S. nuclear weapons policy had led them to Y-12. They hoped their action would trigger a wake-up call to the nation to transform the billions of dollars being poured into weaponry.

The Nuns Are Back On The Bus

Posted 05.29.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service JERSEY CITY, N.J. (RNS) With the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, the “Nuns on the Bus” on Wednesday (M...

Sister Simone Campbell: What Makes This Nun On The Bus Roll?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Many of the governors that are turning down Medicaid claim that they are pro-life and what I say is that they are only pro-birth. If you are pro-life in the richest nation on earth then folks who should have access to health care.

'Nuns On The Bus' Will Hit The Road For Immigration Reform

Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) The “Nuns on the Bus” are revving up their engines for another national campaign, only th...

From Vashti And Esther To Women Of The Wall And U.S. Nuns

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

This year on Purim, let us celebrate the courage to defy authority, to affirm and defend whoever are the "strangers" in our midst and whoever has been excluded from dignity and empowerment.

Will The Next Pope Make A Difference?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

It will really take a miracle, the suffusion of the College by the Holy Spirit, the Interbreathing Spirit of all life, to change the Church by election of a pope more in the tradition of Jesus and John XXIII.

Let's Throw Our Demons Off The Cliff

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 02.09.2013 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

What has happened to us as a nation that it is so rare and courageous for a Christian to speak the truth of the Christian tradition in public life and challenge us to do better for the poor?

Nuns On The Bus Meet Tea Party Protests In Ohio

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Religion

(RNS) The "Nuns on the Bus" have been a consistently popular and effective faith-based tool for religious progressives this campaign season, but on Mo...

Jaweed Kaleem

Nuns And Theologians Issue Challenge To Paul Ryan

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.11.2012 | Religion

As Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan prepare for their debate Thursday night, more than a hundred Catho...

Ryanomics Assault on Poor and Hungry Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Ryanomics is not only poor arithmetic, it is also poor morality and gross injustice which turns upside down the requirements of all great faiths to protect the poor and vulnerable.

Friday Talking Points -- Convention Talking Points

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Defending free speech is easy when everyone agrees with the speech -- it's defending odious and reprehensible speech that is always the harder path. More on this subject next week.

Timothy Dolan And Simone Campbell: The DNC's Dueling Religious

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

I'd sure hate to be the anti-LGBT, anti-woman tantrum-prone cardinal following the sage, rabbinic and serenely exuberant Sister Simone Campbell at the Democratic National Convention. But Timothy Dolan did just that.

Nowhere Man

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Carol Muske-Dukes

The name Nienstedt, which translated is something like "no town," could perhaps be more liberally rendered as "nowhere." Thus, I'd like to suggest that the title "Nowhere Man" is as fitting as "Crusader" for the Archbishop and could perhaps be added to his titles.

WATCH: Nuns Speak Out on Faith, Politics and the Ryan Budget

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

2012-08-22-nunsonthebus.JPG Weeks before Republican Paul Ryan was selected to run for vice president, Sister Simone Campbell hit the road to protest the so-called "Ryan budget."

The Nuns on the Bus Roll Into Washington

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Deborah Weinstein

People of faith and of conscience must add their voices to tell Congress to act reasonably and responsibly. Rejecting the House leaders' efforts later this summer to extend the unfair tax breaks for the top 2 percent would be a good start.

Catholic Nuns' Bus Tour Concludes In Washington, D.C.

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A group of Catholic nuns ended its nine-state bus tour here Monday (July 2), speaking out against a Republican federal budget proposa...

Romney's Bad Week

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

When the history of the 2012 presidential election campaign is written, last week may or may not rank as the most significant -- but it will certainly be viewed as a major inflection point in the race.

WATCH: Riding with the 'Nuns on the Bus'

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Bill Moyers

2012-06-21-simone.JPG To see America through the eyes of these Catholic Sisters is to see an America seldom noticed by either politicians or the press.