Nuns on the Bus Blog - Now that I've had some time to rest up and reflect on the experience of the Nuns on the Bus, Mending the Gap tour, I've been able to identify what I consider to be five important takeaways.
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Global Sisters Report is reporting from the road with frequent updates and photos as the fifth annual NETWORK Nuns on the Bus Tour Mend the Gaps gets on the road July 11-29, 2016. Earlier, GSR covered Bridge the Divides, Transform Politics during an eight-state journey Sept. 10-24, 2015, and also the 10-state We the People, We the Voters tour Sept. 17-Oct. 20, 2014; those blogs are below.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - When I was growing up, it wasn't an aspiration to become president. And yet, here I was, more than five decades later, about to witness something we had never imagined happening become a real possibility.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - The sisters are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the site of the Democratic National Convention.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - We need to do things differently, to act to shift the conversation in our local communities, in our nation. We even need to ask ourselves, "Who's controlling the conversations?"
Nuns on the Bus Blog - We see a wellspring of hope with the possibility of eradicating the current culture of fear dominating much of the political environment around us. Accompanying that hope, we also see a wellspring of creativity among the people who attend the Nuns on the Bus rallies and caucuses, sharing their visions and dreams for another way forward.
Nus on the Bus Blog - We as a people face some critical choices as we decide what kind of a people — a country — we want to be. The urgency and importance of our choices become more apparent as Nuns on the Bus travels along.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - On the 10th day of the Nuns on the Bus tour, we encountered more of the heartbreak and hope that we enter more deeply each day on this journey throughout U.S. cities and towns.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - "So we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another." As we prayed with this Scripture at the start of the day Wednesday, we could not foresee how immersed we would be in the experience of being one body.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - Our mission in Cleveland was simply to offer free cups of lemonade to thirsty folks and start conversations. Lemonade is something you have on picnics, and who doesn't like a cup of lemonade on a hot day? Well, it turns out that many people don't.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - A severe thunderstorm blasted the morning sky over Cleveland on Monday as we boarded the bus for downtown. Sr. Simone Campbell described the streaks of lightning and cracks of thunder as "the sky crying that a national convention is being held here."
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