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Sister Simone Campbell talks to President Obama.
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Sister Simone Campbell talks to President Obama.
Sister Simone Campbell, leader of the “Nuns on the Bus” who travel across the United States to bring attention to issues like poverty and immigration reform, visited Portland earlier this month.

Among her stops was Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, where she shared thoughts about current economic conditions, including a brief history of economics in the United States, and how faith fits into the picture.

She concluded a talk on Nov. 16 by sharing what those themes mean for people who care about their nation, families, and cities, and what they can do to make a difference.

Listen to that talk here.



Sister Simone also participated in the panel discussion “Faith and Business in the Quest for the Common Good,” sharing the podium with Gov. John Kitzhaber; Cylvia Hayes, First Lady of Oregon; and business community representatives. The panel focused on poverty, prosperity and economic justice.

A lawyer and executive director of the NETWORK Roman Catholic social justice lobbying group, Sister Simone has been a guest on the Colbert Report and the Daily Show.