The Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton will honor Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, with the 2019 Clare Award on Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at Tuscany Special Events Center, 2417 Cleveland St., Clinton. The Clare Award is given to honor a woman who exemplifies the characteristics of St. Clare and the values of the Clinton Franciscans: to live and promote active nonviolence, pursuing peace with justice in right relationship with all of creation.
Sister Simone is the executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, a federal advocacy organization founded by Catholic Sisters to lobby in Washington, D.C., for policies that mend the gaps in income and wealth in the United States. She is a religious leader, attorney, and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. She has led six cross-country “Nuns on the Bus” tours.
The event is free and open to the public.