ABC Religion and Ethics Report

Sr Maribeth Larkin

Maribeth Larkin comes across as reserved but this feisty nun from the Sisters of Social Service is well-known for her battles for social justice on the streets of Los Angeles.

As an organiser with One LA -- a coalition of faith, labour, immigrant, housing and non-government groups -- she fights for access to education, transport, health and jobs for the city's low-income residents.

Sister Maribeth is currently working with grassroots groups in Sydney as part of the Sydney Alliance.

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