Pacem In Terris
The Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award was created in 1964 by the Davenport Catholic Interracial Council. An Award is presented by the Diocese in collaboration with other organization to honor a person for their achievements in peace and justice, not only in their country but in the world.
'Nuns on the Bus' leader receives peace award
The nun left the bus Sunday afternoon to receive the 2014 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award.
But Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, a nonprofit Catholic social justice lobby based in Washington, D.C., didn’t leave behind her Nuns on the Bus message when she spoke Sunday afternoon in Christ the King Chapel at St. Ambrose University, Davenport.
Sister Joan Lescinski, president of St. Ambrose, briefly addressed those gathered Campbell’s talk and the presentation of the award.
“We’ve never had any prop like that bus out there,” she said.
Warrior for social justice earns Pacem in Terris award
A nun with indomitable faith and courage will be honored in a ceremony Sept. 21 at St. Ambrose University as the 2014 winner of the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award.
Sister Simone Campbell, the executive director of NETWORK, a nonprofit Catholic social justice lobby, will receive the honor at 3 p.m. at Christ the King Chapel on the Davenport campus.
The interfaith award honors a former pope, St. John XXIII, and commemorates his 1963 encyclical, Pacem in Terris, which called on all people to secure peace among nations.
Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, a nonprofit Catholic
social justice lobby based in Washington, D.C., organized the “Nuns on
the Bus” campaign in 2012 that riveted the nation’s
A member of the Sisters of Social Services, an international Roman Catholic religious community rooted in the Benedictine tradition, she has devoted her ministry to advocate for social and economic justice.
She is a driving force for programs and policies that support faith, families and fairness.
Following the first “Nuns on the Bus“ tour of nine states, Sister Simone
followed up a year later with a tour dedicated to bringing about
She is also the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community that was published in April of 2014.
Sister Simone Campbell, SSS
Sister Simone Campbell, SSS
By Barb Arland-Fye
Sister Simone Campbell, whose “Nuns on the Bus” tours for social and economic justice drew national attention, has been named recipient of the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award. The executive director of NETWORK, a nonprofit Catholic social justice lobby, Sr. Simone will receive the award Sept. 21 in Christ the King Chapel at St. Ambrose University in Davenport.
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