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Nuns On The Bus: Reflecting Back, Looking Ahead, Working For Justice

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"My sense of hope comes from prayer. What I do know is that in all of creation we remain one body. I can only do my part.  I have a lot of ideas, but I know I don't control the outcomes.  I describe my spirituality as "walking willingly' and by that I mean I don't have the whole picture; I just try to do my part.  As long as I'm not seduced by controlling the whole thing then I can trust that the Holy Spirit will move.

"The struggle right now is for the soul of our nation.  Are we going to continue to be fearful individuals who don't look out for one another? Frankly, only rich people can pander to individualism because poor people know you have to work together.   You have to cooperate. We found much more community among low income people, where our sisters work than even what we found even in our "friend raisers' where we found middle class folks who felt so isolated and adrift. The response to our bus tour was so overwhelmingly positive.   It was awesome. The $64,000 question of course is, what happens next?"

 

 

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Joanne Boyer is founder and editor of Wisdom Voices Press and www.WisdomVoices.com. Her first book is "Wisdom of Progressive Voices." Joanne has worked in professional communications for more than 30 years. Her career includes being the first (more...)
 

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