Sister Simone Campbell, a nationally renowned religious leader and activist, will address South Whidbey’s faithful next week.
She will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 at St. Augustine’s in the Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland. An informal reception begins at 6:30 p.m.
Campbell, who is also an attorney and poet, is an activist and advocate on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice. A noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues, she has lobbied extensively for systemic change in Washington, D.C.
Since 2004, Sr. Simone has served as executive director of Network, a social lobbying organization.
In 2010, Campbell authored the “nuns’ letter” supporting the healthcare reform bill, and organized the 2012 Nuns on the Bus tour of nine states, an event that received attention from religious communities, elected officials and the media.
During Wednesday’s event on South Whidbey, Campbell will address environmental issues among others.
Campbell was invited to speak by The Greening Congregations of Whidbey Island, a group of six South End churches that promote a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.
For details, call Elizabeth Guss at 360-221-7953 or email elizabeth@st