Nuns on the Bus tour aims to 'bridge the divides, transform politics'

Women religious and their supporters gather in Charlotte, N.C., to greet the Nuns on the Bus in this 2013 photo. The campaign by NETWORD, a Catholic social justice lobby group, began in 2012 to garner political support for solutions to poverty and income inequality and for immigration reform. (CNS/Patricia L. Guilfoyle, Catholic News Herald)

Once again Global Sisters Report is following the Nuns on the Bus tour closely, providing updates in news and on our Nuns on the Bus Blog, including posts from GSR's Franciscan Sr. Jan Cebula, who joins Campbell and the other sisters Sept. 16 in Nashville, Tennessee, riding through to the finale in our nation's capital.

The Nuns on the Bus will hit the road this week with a route that passes through "deep red and purple states" on the way to Washington, D.C.

At a time when Republican presidential candidates compete with one another in their demands for the federal government to spend less on social programs and to rein in illegal immigration, the sisters will carry a significantly different message on their Sept. 10-24 tour, which will coincide with Pope Francis' Sept. 22-24 visit to Washington.

The theme of this fourth annual bus tour is “Bridge the Divides, Transform Politics," and it kicks off in St. Louis on Thursday morning.

Read the full story at Global Sisters Report.

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