Sr. Simone Campbell Endorses Faithfully Feminist

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We are delighted to share that the brilliant Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK and founder of Nuns on the Bus has endorsed Faithfully Feminist!  Here is what she has to say about the upcoming volume in the I Speak for Myself Series:

Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, a Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization speaks on the second night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Harry E. Walker/MCT)

Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, a Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization speaks on the second night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Harry E. Walker/MCT)

One after another these Faithful Feminists from Abrahamic traditions tell of their journey through bias and discrimination to clarity and peace. The struggle can come within religious traditions or in secular settings, but all lead to a fuller understanding of fidelity in a complex world. In their telling many of their stories mirror and nourish my own. I am grateful for their bold willingness to share their insights and stimulate my reflection giving rise to the certainty that we are all sisters in this quest. Thank you!

In addition to being a religious leader, attorney, and poet, Sr. Simone Campbell is recognized for her background in public policy and commitment to systemic change.  As Executive Director of NETWORK in DC, she lobbies on issues of immigration reform, healthcare, economic justice, and peace-building.

Sr. Simone is widely recognized for her work on Nuns on the Bus.  She has led three tours across the country to oppose the “Ryan Budget,” call for economic justice, and comprehensive immigration reform.  In addition, she wrote the famous nuns’ letter supporting healthcare reform and has been acknowledged as being instrumental in the passing of the Affordable Care Act.

Sr. Simone’s work has garnered global attention and she has been featured on 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Tavis Smiley, and more. In 2012 she was invited to speak at The Democratic National Convention.

The recipient of multiple awards including the “Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award” and the “Defender of Democracy Award” from the international Parliamentarians for Global Action, Sr. Simone continues to be recognized for her ongoing commitment to social justice.  She recently published her book A Nun on the Bus documenting her journey and is featured in the upcoming documentary film Radical Grace produced by Susan Sarandon and directed by Rebecca Parrish.  You can connect with Sr. Simone on Twitter @sr_simone.

Faithfully Feminist is now available for pre-order.

Author: Faithfully Feminist

Coming in August 2015 from White Cloud Press, Faithfully Feminist is a collection of essays from women who straddle a feminist religious identity and address the questions “Why do you stay?” and “How do you stay?” Contributors discuss personal experience related to their own gendered challenges within their traditions and creatively share their stories of practicing faith in the face of challenge. This book consists of 45 essays written by 15 Christian women, 15 Muslim women, and 15 Jewish women.

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