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'Band of Sisters' shows fights without and within

‘Band of Sisters

Not reviewed


Harris Theater

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:38 p.m.

From sheltered “daughters of the church” once swathed in medieval dress, to activists on the front lines of social justice, this stirring documentary tells the story of the Catholic Church's brave heros — the nuns of the 1960s. Inspired by the reforms of the second Vatican Council in 1962 and the great social movements of the 20th century, they fought for justice across the United States. In recent years, the sisters have become more visible in their aid to the poor and the disenfranchised, but increasingly find themselves on a collision course with the conservative elements in their own church.

Local nuns will speak following screenings at 8 p.m. May 31 and June 1 and 2 p.m. June 2.



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