Nuns on the Bus Blog - One phrase that has been running through my head over the past week is that "actions have consequences." Is it any wonder that we have a widening wealth and income inequality gap when our nation has chosen, for the past three decades, to prioritize tax breaks for the wealthiest individuals and corporations over using our resources to invest in the common good?
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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 - "Excuse me, do the sisters take turns driving the bus?" Sarah Spengeman, our Grassroots Mobilization Manager, laughs and then responds, "No, we have a professional driver, Bill."
Nuns on the Bus Blog - The opportunity to be a Nun on the Bus is a multi-dimensional blessing. We are privileged to hear stories of pain and promise, challenge and opportunity, impasse and creative responses to systemic injustice.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - People are hungry for justice! People are filled with questions of "why" and "what can we do?" People are searching for answers in a country of uncertainty. People want to be listened to without being threatened, judged, or silenced.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - "We the people." These words from the preamble to our U.S. Constitution were in my head and heart upon waking this morning in a simple convent room at the motherhouse of the Springfield Dominicans.
Nuns on the Bus Blog: My journey to Wisconsin began in North Carolina where I left behind security of home and the familiarity of friends. I was somewhat apprehensive of what I might encounter, but a tinge of excitement bubbled within as I anticipated joining the Nuns on the Bus.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - It's begun! How do we mend the gaps and reweave the fabric of our society? That is the question at the center of this summer's Nuns on the Bus tour which will cover more than 2,400 miles to meet with individuals, families and communities in 13 states, 23 cities, and be present at both major political party conventions.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - Sisters on the tour were struck by Pope Francis’ words, particularly his address to the U.S. Congress that came just as we completed an amazing trip through seven states and 13 cities with 33 stops. We went to talk with people, hear their stories, provide a space for conversations and learn how they are bridging divides.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - As I write this, we are on the bus on our way to Washington, having made our last stop in Wheeling, West Virginia. During the silent time of our prayer this morning, the faces of people we have met along the way kept rolling through my mind. Next this Scripture passage was read: “Look! I am making something new. Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Is. 43:19-21) How appropriate!
Nuns on the Bus Blog - Feeding the people of Central Ohio; sisters stop at massive food bank that serves 130,000 meals per day via more than 600 partner organizations in 20 counties.