Wednesday, August 19, 7:30 PM -- Chilmark Community Center
Discussion with director Rebecca Parrish and film subject Sister Simone Campbell
Three fearless nuns risk their standing in the Roman Catholic Church when they collaborate with social justice organizations to address the struggle for women’s religious equality. When the Vatican investigates and censures the sisters—citing their “radical feminism”—they become the spiritual and symbolic center of a struggle for the future of Catholicism. The nuns refuse to back down, continuing to challenge the patriarchy of the Church. From their cross-country “Nuns on the Bus” tour, to serving those on the margins, to a continued struggle for Catholic women’s religious equality, these sisters are transforming American politics—and the Church itself.