Mercyhurst University is honoring Sister Simone Campbell with the Archbishop Oscar Romero Award. The school says they chose Sister Campbell because of her work for economic policies that help empower people in need. The school says as a religious leader she advocates for social change and economic justice. They say her values mirror those of the Sisters of Mercy to help people who are poor, sick and uneducated. Sister Simone Campbell is the Executive Director at Network and is a Sister of Social Service who has spent much time working in low income communities. She is now in Washington DC. She says she is helping create laws that will help the 100% and is sharing her stories with the Erie community. But one local group is not happy with Mercyhurst’s decision to honor Sister Campbell. The People For Life in Erie held a demonstration in front of Mercyhurst University in response to the award. They say they want to point out protection for unborn children. The group claims Sister Simone has a generic approach that has damaged the efforts of justice for unborn children.
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