After two weeks, nine states and 2,700 miles on the road, the Nuns on the Bus tour concluded its trip Monday with a final stop in Washington, D.C. The nuns visited soup kitchens, homeless shelters and congressional offices, highlighting the social service work of other nuns and protesting the House Republican budget, which they consider immoral. As an alternative, the nuns support the Faithful Budget, which was drafted by an interfaith group of religious leaders, several of whom spoke at the tour’s finale on the steps of the United Methodist building on Capitol Hill.
Dr. Sayyid Sayeed, the national director of the Islamic Society of North America, summed up the sentiments of the gathered religious leaders as he praised the nuns and their work. Watch here:
Follow our coverage of the bus tour at BillMoyers.com/nuns, and stay tuned for an upcoming report on Moyers & Company.