Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell is the former executive director of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, and author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community.

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Let's make a place for all 'Holy Families' fleeing political violence this Christmas

This Christmas season, we are called to welcome families fleeing Afghanistan and help them find security in the midst of their dislocation and struggle. We are the called to be the political actors in Matthew's Gospel. This is how we will know that Emmanuel is indeed with us.


A contemporary Sikh 'saint' may offer insights into overcoming polarization

Commentary: I had the opportunity to join the 20th anniversary memorial of Balbir Singh Sodhi, a victim of a hate crime killing after Sept. 11. It was at the memorial that I learned of the Sikh commitment to revolutionary love.


To save lives, we must scrap patent protections on coronavirus vaccines

Commentary: We are in the midst of a global COVID-19 vaccine apartheid — a catastrophic divide in access to vaccines. By boosting production and removing barriers to an equitable rollout, we can help vaccinate the world.


Tax and worker policies must confront the destructive 'empire of money'

Commentary: The new administration needs to listen to the lived reality of people around the U.S. It is out of this politics of encounter that we can recover the sense of solidarity and commitment to the common good.