Students gather in Capitol to push pope's message

Posted by Katie Loftus
Monday 16, November 2015 | Category:   Mission & Evangelization,Doctrines & Beliefs,Pope Francis,Catholic culture
Vision 2015 Loftus 1 Students from universities across the country gathered to speak with lawmakers
Students from high schools and universities around the country spoke with lawmakers about climate change, immigration, and human rights.

The Christian Post reports that hundreds of Catholic high school and college students met in Washington, D.C., last week and urged Congress to stand with Pope Francis and his message on climate change, immigration, and human rights in Central America.

The students also heard from Sister Simone Campbell, S.S.S., a Sister of Social Servie and Executive Director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby group. “Faith through justice," said Campbell, "takes care of our earth, takes care of our people, takes care of our politics. So you all, use this moment to build bridges and transform our nation and give people hope.”

Over the weekend, the students met with members of Congress and discussed policy. At the end of the conference, the Ignatian Solidarity Network hosted a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill, the largest Catholic advocacy day of the year.

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