Additional Issues

Blog: Laudato Si’ -- A NETWORK Associate’s Perspective

Jun 19, 2015 | By Nicholas Moffa

When I was a kid, my family always took what I initially considered to be the strangest vacations. While my friends flew off to Disney World, I flew off to…Wyoming. And Alaska, Arizona, and California. While my friends enjoyed amusement park rides, I quickly grew to love hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and kayaking.

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Press Release: NETWORK Celebrates Pope Francis’s Encyclical

FOR RELEASE: June 18, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224,

InterConnection Issue Updates-- June 2015

Tax Justice: Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

Many have believed it possible for the new Republican leadership in Congress and President Obama to reach some consensus on tax reform. Since Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) became chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in January, he has tried with Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and the president to outline possible reform packages.

Blog: What I Learned from Marching

Apr 07, 2015 | By Colleen Ross

If your March was anything like mine, it was filled with stories, pictures, and news coverage of the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights. It seemed everyone who is anyone traveled to Selma on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday and took their photo walking over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. I read all the articles paying tribute to the leaders of the civil rights movement in the New York Times.

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Blog: Criminal Justice Reform

Mar 05, 2015 | By Joan Neal, NETWORK Strategic Advisor

America’s criminal justice system is broken. Far from being a way to hold offenders accountable while at the same time treating them with compassion and respect, it focuses on retributive rather than restorative justice – punishment rather than rehabilitation. The result is harsh and inconsistent sentencing, overcrowded prisons, and a growing group of citizens who find it increasingly more difficult to successfully reenter society.

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Press Call: Religious Leaders Speak Out against Trade Injustice & Fast Track Authority

FOR RELEASE: February 17, 2015

CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224,

Blog: The Scandal of Sentencing Juveniles to Life in Prison without Parole

Feb 05, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein

NETWORK, along with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other faith organizations, is an official supporter of the “Statement of Principles” of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth" (CFSY). These principles reflect our strong moral belief in human dignity and rights – as well as the need to respond to those without power.

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Press Release: NETWORK Kicks off 2014 Nuns on the Bus Campaign in Des Moines, Iowa – with Vice President Joe Biden in Attendance

After a rousing kick-off ceremony in front of the state capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus are today sponsoring two Iowa town hall meetings, one in Council Bluffs and one in Sioux City.  Vice President Joe Biden joined the Catholic sisters yesterday for the kick-off ceremony. He delivered a powerful speech supporting the issues we work on, including healthcare access, a faithful budget, immigration reform, “a decent living wage,” and civic engagement. He was also full of praise for NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus and Catholic sisters in general: "I know no group of people who bring more passion to what they do.” Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Announces Launch of New NUNS ON THE BUS Multi-state Tour for Voter Engagement

On September 17, NETWORK’s famous Nuns on the Bus will launch a new bus trip for justice. Traveling to 10 states in a bus emblazoned with the words “We the People, We the Voters,” the Catholic Sisters, led by Sister Simone Campbell*, will engage thousands of people with the goal of greatly expanding voter engagement this November. Read more