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Sister Simone Campbell, leader of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby, spoke at St. Peter's Catholic Church on S. Tryon Street in Charlotte Thursday (Sept. 6). Campbell candidly spoke about how the Nuns on the Bus tour got started and how she and the other nuns were led to launch the two-week tour very quickly with breakthroughs and interventions from the Holy Spirit.
With the morning of the last day of the Democratic National Convention revving up outside on the street, the quiet underground space in the basement of the church filled up leaving almost no vacant seats to hear Campbell, who also spoke Wednesday night at the DNC.
Campbell said that the tour name, which started out being short and simple, "Nuns on the Bus", grew after contemplating their overall purpose. The tag line before it became "Drive
for faith, family and fairness".
After their trip was planned with their vision in tact, they drove off with numerous press entities following them, each having to take their turn riding on the bus, because not everyone could fit at once. Now, even though the bus is no longer touring, Campbell and the other sisters are still driving their message forward. Campbell said at this point, everyone needs to be on the bus.