Sr. Simone Campbell, best known as the executive director of the NETWORK social justice lobby and organizer of the Nuns on the Bus tours, has been involved in political advocacy on behalf of the poor and marginalized for decades.
Less familiar, though, are the contemplative practices that ground Sr. Simone’s work—and that she describes in her new book, Hunger for Hope: Prophetic Communities, Contemplation, and the Common Good.
Speaking with Commonweal assistant editor Regina Munch, Sr. Simone talks about how the courage to confront our own brokenness can bring about personal and political healing in this fractured moment.
For further reading:
- Is There a Religious Left? by Kaya Oakes
- American Politics and Social Catholicism by E.J. Dionne, Jr.
- Griever-in-Chief by Paul Moses & Michael Connor
“If we really are brokenhearted, we will find each other and make change.”—Sr. Simone Campbell
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