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Religious Left Says It Won’t Drop the Moral Mantle in 2014
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

Faith leaders who sit to the left in American politics say they won’t let the religious right claim the moral mantle in the elections of 2014. On Sept. 9,  they announced a new campaign to boost voter registration and encourage voters, particularly i ...

New ‘Nuns on the Bus’ Tour to Tackle Political ‘Dark Money’
Originally Posted: 09/09/2014 - 9:08am | Type: Blog

This time it’s the Catholic sisters versus the Koch brothers. That’s one way to look at the upcoming “Nuns on the Bus” tour, which hits the road Sept. 17 for the third time in three years, a monthlong trip though 10 key U.S. Senate battleground state ...

Catholics Differ at 'War on Poverty' Hearing
Originally Posted: 08/01/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Sister Simone Campbell, the face of the famous “Nuns on the Bus” tours, and Rep. Paul Ryan, the brains behind the House Republicans’ budget-cutting plans, have for more than a year represented diametrically op ...

Nuns on the Bus Push Congress to Pass Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

The “Nuns on the Bus” are back from their 6,800-mile trek across the U.S., but their hardest job may be yet to come: convincing the Republican-led House to pass immigration reform. ...

Nuns on the Bus Back in D.C.
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

The Nuns on the Bus stopped by Washington, D.C., this week, and Sojourners staffers were on hand to return high fives and listen to speeches from the sisters and leaders in the labor movement. This was just on ...

‘Nuns on the Bus’ Kick Off Immigration Tour
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

With the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, the “Nuns on the Bus” on Wednesday kicked off a national tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a faith-based push to legislation that’s now hanging in the balanc ...

‘Nuns on the Bus’ Will Hit the Road for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

The “Nuns on the Bus” are revving up their engines for another national campaign, only this time the Catholic sisters are taking their mobile platform for social justice along the country’s Southern border to ...

Pope Francis Orders Overhaul of U.S. Nuns to Continue
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Nearly a year after the Vatican announced a makeover of the largest umbrella group for American nuns, Pope Francis has directed that the overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious continue. ...

Top 10 Stories of 2012
Originally Posted: 12/26/2012 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

From the nuns to the “nones,” religion dominated the headlines throughout 2012. Faith was a persistent theme in the presidential race, and moral and ethical questions surrounded budget debates, mass killings, ...

America’s New “Separate and Unequal” Societies
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Press

September 20, 2012 Sojo in the News William E. Alberts ...

Quotations from Chairman Yahweh
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:36pm | Type: Press

September 9, 2012 Sojo in the News Philip E. Jenks ...

'Nun on the Bus' and the DNC
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 2:05am | Type: Blog

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWERK, a Catholic social justice group, shares her perspective on the financial challenges facing the nation — and the conversation we should be having. ...

Nuns Invite Romney to Spend a Day With Them, and the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

Nuns on the Bus extend Romney invitation to join them. According to ThinkProgress : The group behind the Nuns On A Bus tour that highlighted the ill-effects of the Ho ...

Vatican Showdown Just Latest Chapter in Sister Pat Farrell’s Dramatic Life
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Though she is at the center of one of the biggest crises in the Catholic Church today, Sister Pat Farrell is loath to talk about herself, and certainly not in any way that would make her a focus of the looming ...

A Happy Homecoming: Nuns on the Bus End Their Journey in D.C. (PHOTOS)
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

Hundreds of supporters were on hand to welcome home the Nuns on the Bus on Monday at the United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of supporters were on hand to welc ...

VIDEO: Sister Simone Campbell Speaks At Rep. Paul Ryan's Office
Originally Posted: 06/21/2012 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

Nuns on the Bus, a cross-country bus tour of sisters sponsored by NETWORK, hopes to protest the House Republican budget that drastically cuts safety net programs. On June 20, Nun ...

Nuns On the Bus Takes the Sisters' Message Through U.S.
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

A group of Catholic Sisters set off for the Nuns on the Bus tour, speaking out against the House Republican budget that cuts funding for safety net programs and hurts those already in poverty. ...