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Obama and Pope Francis
April 1, 2014 | Blog

The “Nuns on the Bus” leader reflects on the significance of the recent meeting of the pontiff and the president at the Vatican. Continue reading

Sister Diane Donoghue, right, and Sister Simone Campbell, left, lead the way as the the "Nuns on the Bus" arrive on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 31, 2013 | Activism

We asked some of the people trying to change the world for the better to tell us what made them proud in 2013, and what their hopes and dreams are for 2014. Continue reading

The four freedoms medal winners at the awards ceremony in New York appear in the bottom row. From left to right: Sister Simone Campbell, Ameena Matthews, Wendell Berry, Paul Krugman and (last three on right) the Coalition of  Immokalee Workers. (Photo Credit: Prisca Edwards Photography)
October 17, 2013 | Activism

Paul Krugman, Wendell Berry and Sister Simone Campbell were among those awarded with a Four Freedoms Medal. Continue reading

Sister Simone Campbell at Capitol Hill
October 17, 2013 | Blog

Earlier this week, the leader of Nuns on the Bus made a pilgrimage with other religious leaders to Capitol Hill to ask Congress to stand up for the common good and end the shutdown. Continue reading

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October 16, 2013 | Blog

An interfaith group of approximately 150 clergy leaders, locked out workers and people of faith, marched on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to end the shutdown. Continue reading

Budget Battle
October 7, 2013 | Blog

Lost in the discussion of the government shutdown is the millions of poor Americans — many of them children — who are hurt when the federal agencies stop functioning. Continue reading

In this photo provided Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
September 22, 2013 | Nuns on the Bus

Pope Francis’s recent interview was interpreted by many as a “new direction” for the Catholic church and could have significant consequences for American political debates. Continue reading

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, holds a copy of President Barack Obama's fiscal 2014 budget proposal book as he questions Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2013, as Sebelius testified before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the HHS fiscal 2014 budget request. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 2, 2013 | Blog

Congressman Jim McDermott described Ryan’s hearing on poverty perfectly when he said: “This hearing is surreal… You are not living in the real world.” Continue reading

Sister Simone Campbell testifies before Congress.
August 1, 2013 | Blog

At a hearing called by Paul Ryan to examine the War on Poverty, the activist and nun explained that government programs help millions every year. Continue reading

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June 20, 2013

We travel to Camden, NJ with Sister Simone Campbell as she and her sisters advocate for comprehensive immigration policy reform. Continue reading

In this March 29, 2013 photo, women walk past blighted row houses in Baltimore. Baltimore is far from the worst American city for poverty, but it faces all the problems of cities where vast numbers of the poor now live. The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s, while $85 billion in federal government spending cuts that began last month are expected to begin squeezing services for the poor nationwide. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 12, 2013 | Activism
Activists on the front lines of the fight against poverty tell you what needs to be done and how you can help.
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August 24, 2012

A field report captures key moments, visits and candid comments from Sister Simone Campbell. Continue reading

Sister Simone Campbell waves as she steps off the bus in Ames, Iowa, June 2012 (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 27, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

Sister Simone Campbell talks about their mission and its connection to Catholicism. Continue reading

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June 20, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

Nuns are traveling by bus halfway across the country to protest the Ryan budget. Yesterday, they brought the message to his door. Continue reading