Some “Activist” Nuns Do Good Stuff

Aliens in This World

Usually, I’m not in favor of religious doing activism. The idea is supposed to be that religious, priests, and deacons prod the local lay community into doing stuff, and support them in a background way once they get going. The real job is supposed to be charity, not holding signs.

OTOH, it would seem that Sister Christine Frost, MBE, a Catholic sister from the Jesuit-related order* of the Faithful Companions of Jesus, does seem to do some good works for UK poor people living in those creepy public housing developments in London. Her main job is a friendship and help charity called Neighbours in Poplar, doing things like running lunches and bingo entertainment for the elderly. The charity serves people of all faiths, although it’s run out of a community center that used to be the East India Company’s Anglican chapel. She’s been at this for over…

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