Earlier today, Pax Christi USA received the announcement that Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, long-time Executive Director of our sister organization NETWORK, will be stepping down after 16 years in leadership. Pax Christi USA is immensely grateful for Sr. Simone’s leadership of NETWORK but also for the extraordinary impact she has had on the Catholic community throughout the United States. She has elevated the Catholic community’s work for peace, justice, equality and dignity on numerous fronts, bringing special attention to the work of women religious who have served on the front lines of every major social issue that our nation faces and in every community where the people of God are called to minister. She has brought their witness — and the witness of Catholics everywhere whose work is inspired by and reflects the Beatitudes — from the margins to the center of the national conversation about what and who we should prioritize as people of faith.
From Sr. Simone’s participation with us on the 2002 religious leaders’ delegation to Iraq through the work of this upcoming election, Pax Christi USA gives thanks for all she has done and all for which she stands. We have been blessed by her generous spirit, boundless passion & prophetic witness. And we look forward to working with her in new ways in the years ahead and pledge to continue the work to which she has given her voice and energy. Thank you Sr. Simone!
~From Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv, Bishop-President of Pax Christi USA
and Isaac Chandler, Pax Christi USA National Council Chair