Nuns on the Bus Go Round Again

News: Crisis in the Church
by Richard Ducayne  •  •  July 7, 2016   

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WASHINGTON ( - The dissident group "Nuns On The Bus" are on the road once again.

The tour is led by dissident nun Simone Campbell, an avid supporter of Obama's Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare. The group of activist nuns also includes 18 other Roman Catholic women religious and will begin a bus tour on July 11 to lobby for social justice issues.

According to Religion News Service, the issues the nuns will be fighting for include tax reform, living wages and family-friendly workplaces.

Sister Campbell is the executive director of Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, the organization that launched the first Nuns on the Bus tour during the 2012 presidential campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

The Nuns on the Bus tour will be hitting the road on July 11 in Janesville, Wisconsin, hometown of House Speaker and Republican leader Paul Ryan. This trip is one of a series of trips taken by the nuns regarding social justice issues that will travel to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in mid-July and will also be attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later in the month.

The sisters say they are most concerned about economic issues like disparities in income and opportunity.

Sister Simone Campbell has appeared on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," and she was also a prime-time speaker at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also hopped back on the bus in 2014 to promote immigration reform.

The nuns, especially Sr. Campbell, support Obamacare, which forces Catholic institutions to provide contraception to its employees.


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