The Truth-telling Power of Documentaries

Scene from the 2013 Oscar-nominated documentary "The Act of Killing"

From my article that appears in the June, 2014 issue of U.S. Catholic:In 2012 Sister Simone Campbell and the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK launched the   "Nuns on the Bus" tour to “live the biblical demand for social justice” and “to speak truth to power” in the name of the poor and marginalized. Campbell and her fellow sisters traveled thousands of miles by bus to call attention to programs for the poor that were under attack from budget cuts. The bus has since made a second tour, wh … [Read more...]

Nuns and social media: link to Al Jazeera’s “The Stream”

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Here's the link to "Social Sisters" that aired on Al Jazeera's Online show "The Stream" yesterday   This is so last minute but you can join the conversation about nuns and social media on Al Jazeera's "The Stream"  at 3PM ET/12 noon PT. If they post the entire program after I will post the link here.On Thursday, May 29 at 19:30 GMT: Tweeting nuns. Pop singing nuns. Activist nuns. The Catholic Church is not what it used to be, … [Read more...]


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