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Blog: Looking at the Future through Two Lenses

Apr 28, 2016 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

NETWORK Recommits to Focus on Women and People of Color Affected by Economic Divides

Two societal events are tearing at my heart. The first is the level of anger and hate that have been unleashed this election season.

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Blog: An American Dream for All Americans

Apr 18, 2016 | By Monsieree de Castro

As a Filipino immigrant, I’ve always stood out. My dark hair, dark skin, foreign language, and Asian features have always distinguished me from the majority of those around me. Today I didn’t stand out for being foreign. Today I wasn’t just an immigrant. Today, 4,000 of us stood outside the Supreme Court in solidarity with one another.

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Blog: US presidential candidates must honor the dignity of work

Apr 15, 2016 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

Supporting a living wage is one of the most effective ways people of faith can uphold the dignity of work. NETWORK and Catholic social justice teaching support an economy that puts people, not profit, at the center, where each person can find a job that provides for his or her family.

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Blog: During Women’s History Month Don’t Forget Women Behind Bars

Mar 29, 2016 | By Joan Neal

March is Women’s History month and this year’s theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union.” This is certainly a noble goal and one we should aspire to attain. But as we celebrate and honor women this month, let’s not forget that women still suffer, often unjustly, in the United States.

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Blog: Still Marching towards True Freedom and Equality

Mar 24, 2016 | By Joseline Araujo

This spring break I was selected to participate in a life changing experience: an Alternative Spring Break trip to Selma, Alabama. When I arrived in Selma, Alabama I was immediately exposed to a different environment that was much more rural.

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Blog: NETWORK Applauds Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget that Works to Mend the Gaps

Mar 22, 2016 | By Marge Clark, BVM

NETWORK – social justice advocates, inspired by Catholic sisters – applauds the "People's Budget" released by the Congressional Progressive Caucus today.  At its core, the CPC funding priorities mirror NETWORK's policy vision to "Mend the Gaps" in wealth and income, as well as gaps in access to democracy, healthcare, citizenship, and housing.

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Blog: Building a Foundation for Social Justice

Mar 17, 2016 | By Joseline Araujo

My name is Joseline Anne Araujo, and I am a Junior at Trinity Washington University (Class of 2017), majoring in Sociology and minoring in History. This summer I was very fortunate to be accepted to an exciting program called Just Advocacy Week by NETWORK here in the heart of the District of Columbia. 

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Blog: DACA and DAPA: More Than Just a Policy

Mar 15, 2016 | By Diana Pliego

To many, November 20, 2014 was just another day. To millions of others, it was a day long anticipated with hope for a drastic change in the way they lived their lives.

For them, a Presidential announcement that would be made that day could mean receiving the opportunity to work legally in the United States, obtain their driver’s license, and be safe from deportation proceedings that separate families and uproot lives. It could mean no longer living in fear.

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Blog: The Crucifixion Keeps Happening, Over and Over Again

Mar 14, 2016 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

The story of Jesus’ passion and death has stirred my imagination since I was a child. In an act of profound mystery, Jesus walks towards the conflict swirling around him. Jesus accepts his arrest and does not raise his voice. His willingness to embrace the consequences of truth-telling leaves him silent in the face of his accusers. His judges repeatedly say they can find no fault in this man, but the people want more. They want someone to blame.

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Blog: A Conversation with Sister Robbie

Mar 11, 2016 | By Sarah Spengeman

This interview was conducted with Sister Robbie Pentecost, OSF by Sarah Spengeman, NETWORK Grassroots Mobilization Manager following the Sisters in Public Leadership training in Washington, D.C. on March 3-4, 2016. 

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Guest Blog: The Power of Sisterhood

Mar 08, 2016 | By Sister Bernadine Karge OP

What a wonderful day and a half at the Sisters in Public Leadership  training in DC the first weekend in March 2016! I am most grateful for this experience learning about media and advocacy with the women and men of NETWORK and Faith in Public Life.

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Guest Blog: Lessons from Just Advocacy Week

Feb 24, 2016 | By Jalen Brooks-Knepfle

Jalen Brooks-Knepfle My name is Jalen Brooks-Knepfle and I am a second-year student at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. I am majoring in English and international studies with a concentration in comparative literature and minoring in environmental studies. Last June, I took part in Just Advocacy Week, which taught me many important lessons.

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Op-Ed: Defining Disgraceful

Feb 24, 2016 | By Sister Simone Campbell, SSS and Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

Originally appeared in The Hill 

Donald Trump's repeated promise on the campaign trail to defend Christianity if elected President has been of concern to us.  When he recently called Pope Francis’ critique of his immigration stance “disgraceful,” we hit our tipping point. Mr. Trump cannot defend that which he does not seem to understand.

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Blog: Over 500,000 Adults will Lose Assistance to Keep Food on the Table

Feb 16, 2016 | By Mary McClure

In a matter of months, over half a million people living on the margins will no longer receive a critical tool to help them get enough to eat each day.

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Blog: Housing Bill H.R.3700 Passes Unanimously!

Feb 05, 2016 | By Bethan Johnson

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 the House of Representatives did something it hasn’t done in recent memory: passed a bill unanimously. While a significant event in and of itself, this vote is particularly important because it meant the passage of a sweeping piece of bipartisan legislation that will help millions of families and individuals live in dignity by increasing the availability of safe and affordable housing.

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