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11/25/2013 2:55:00 PM
Listen: 'Nun on Bus' speaks in Portland
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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.

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013
Article comment by: Sheila Kodadek

In his Nov. 26 comment, Father McMahon stated it well: Sister Simone Campbell's presentation at Trinity Episcopal was an inspiring and challenging "witness to Catholic social teaching." The Gospel foundations of her commitment and her examples of compassionately living out that commitment have stayed with me in powerful ways. I appreciate that she shared glimpses of the life of prayer that so obviously nourish her work. What a gift she is for our Church.

Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Article comment by: Rev. Joseph McMahon

I attended her presentation at Trinity Cathedral along with several hundred enthusiastic listeners. Her presentation was a spectacular witness to Catholic social teaching and religious spirituality of commitment and hope for justice for all.

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