Our guest speaker, Sr. Simone Campbell, will lead off the day with insights gathered through her tours with the "Nuns on the Bus" project, which has traveled across the US advocating for a just budget, voters' rights and immigration reform. Her experiences as Executive Director of NETWORK, a Catholic Lobby in Washington DC, her encounters with ordinary people struggling to make their way in a challenging economic climate AND her strong faith commitment will all contribute to her powerful message.
A panel of individuals representing three perspectives - individual, parish and community - will consider the topic as part of a Forum called "A Place at the Table." Drawing on personal stories and experiences, Bill Heiden (Financial Professional and father of five), Rev. Mark Suslenko (Pastor, St. Anthony Parish, Prospect) and Maryellen Santiago (Community Organizer, Caring Families Coalition) will explore the values and beliefs that guide our efforts to work for economic justice as individuals, parish groups and as part of the broader community.
Over twenty workshop topics (including a selection in Spanish), prayer, exhibits and conversation will build on this theme and offer insights and strategies on other related social justice issues.
Plan now to join us on Saturday, June 13 at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol to share in a great day of learning about the social justice issues that impact the well-being of our communities.
For more information on the conference, workshop descriptions and registration details, visit our website.
We look forward to seeing you there!