This weekend, tune in to a special edition of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast. Welton traveled to New York this past week to moderate a discussion among three distinguished women who have made great contributions to interfaith and social justice causes with their lives of commitment. The discussion was a part of an honors ceremony hosted by Auburn Theological Seminary paying tribute to Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Sister Simone Campbell and Lauren Bush Lauren. On State of Belief this week, Welton will share highlights from the conversation.
Lauren Bush Lauren is the CEO, creative director and co-founder of FEED Projects, which through its sales has provided nearly 60 million meals to school children worldwide. Through FEED Projects, Lauren created an environmentally conscious product and business model.
Sister Simone Campbell, SSS (Sisters of Social Service) is the executive director of NETWORK and leads the Nuns on the Bus tour to highlight the work of Catholic Sisters to meet the needs of people at the economic margins.
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D – Ill.), the first disabled woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and the first Asian-American elected to Congress from Illinois, is an advocate for veterans and a more just economy.
Founding director of Groundswell at Auburn Seminary, Valarie Kaur also participated in the discussion, providing some important thoughts about how activism is evolving in this country – away from isolated tribes each fighting for their own cause, and towards seeing the causes of others as our own cause as well.