Nuns on the Road
A gassed-up bus, scriptures about being a mustard seed and protest, all in the name of immigration reform.
About two weeks ago a group of Catholic Nuns kicked off a cross-country road trip. The sisters, calling themselves Nuns on the Bus, intended to campaign across the lower 48 in support of comprehensive immigration reform. It wasn’t the first time they’d hit the road. They did so last year too – promoting economic justice.
This time, the sisters started their 15-state tour in Connecticut, swooped down through the south and crossed into the American southwest. Now they are in California, where they will be ending their trip next Tuesday, in San Francisco. I spoke with the leader of Nuns on the Bus, Simone Campbell, the Executive Director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby, about what she and her fellow sisters have learned about modern-day American immigration, and what they want Americans to know about it.