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Sister Joan Chittister

Seeds Are A Sacred Metaphor For Life And Renewal, Say These Faiths

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.30.2015 | Religion

With water, sun and soil, a tiny seed can grow into a majestic tree. The seed's power to transform so dramatically seems almost mythic in proportion, ...

The Deep, Difficult And Joyous Spiritual Journey Of Sister Joan

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Veteran Catholic writer Tom Roberts thought he knew Sister Joan Chittister – the maverick Benedictine nun who dares speak her mind to her chur...

A Delicate Balance

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Sister Chittister challenges all of us, both pro-choice and pro-life, to think in broader, more meaningful ways about the issue.

No One Is Pro-Abortion (And Few Are Fully Pro-Life)

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.07.2016 | Religion
Christian Piatt

There are some faith leaders within Christianity who vocally and openly criticize what they see as the problems with the arguments made on behalf of a pro-life position based on one's faith.

Why This Nun Says You Don't Have The Same Soul You Were Born With

OWN | Posted 04.17.2015 | OWN

Like many spiritual teachers across all the major faiths, Sister Joan Chittister believes that the soul is an intrinsic part of our being -- but this ...

Rockstar Nun Talks The Paradox Of Faith... And Bucket Lists

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice is informing our personal lives,...

'Nothing Is Going To Change In The World Until The Situation Of Women Changes'

OWN | Posted 03.03.2015 | OWN

Poverty, inequality, disease -- there are a lot of horrible things wrong in the world. As an outspoken advocate of justice and peace, Sister Joan Chit...

The Universal Message At The Heart Of Every Religion

OWN | Posted 02.27.2015 | OWN

From an early age, Sister Joan Chittister says she felt called to be a nun. Since then, she has become an outspoken religious scholar, a fierce advoca...

Thinking the Unthinkable

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and soundless times of day, when our defenses are down and our daylight distractions no longer serve to protect us from ourselves.

This Nun's Powerful Definition Of Humanity Is The Only One You Need

OWN | Posted 02.26.2015 | OWN

At 78 years old, Sister Joan Chittister has been a devoted Roman Catholic nun for six decades. The author of nearly 50 books, she also publishes a ca...

Sexism: The Original Sin Of The Church

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our...

Influential Women Share Advice on Staying Calm and Centered in Hectic Times

Marianne Schnall | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Marianne Schnall

In our materialistic society, our quality of life tends to be measured by what we have and produce in the outside world, rather than the experience of our inner world -- our sense of peace, fulfillment and joy.

How The Papal Conclave Could Renew Religion: My Two Votes For Pope

Matthew Fox | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Overnight, the image of the hierarchical church would improve. Women's oppression and subjugation, a moral issue the world over, would become more visible on our ethical radar.

A Religious Take On International Women's Day

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

As we look beyond this day of rare focus and promises, we need to push our discussions of the religious dimensions of contemporary women's issues beyond the "safe" territory of politically correct language and bland assumptions.

Making Peace with the Past: Entering the Post-Regret Years

Carol Orsborn | Posted 01.10.2013 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

In order to get on with our lives, we have to confront the discomforting truth that we may never know why we made the choices we did; why we got the unlucky family or set of circumstances. And even more so, that no amount of introspection may provide us with the means to rectify it all.

How Can Religious Cultures Become Less Fundamentalist?

Christopher Lane | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

Religious moderation is an antidote to fundamentalism: it encourages faith and inquiry to coexist without assuming that one of them must subordinate or try to eliminate the other.

In Praise Of Courageous Nuns Facing The Vatican Crackdown

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.05.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

It has been a rough spring for American nuns. They've been thinking unapproved thoughts and talking out of turn, and the male hierarchy of the church is not happy. And they are doing something about it.

Catholicism: A Changing Church -- Despite Itself

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

The church is no longer part and parcel of the national political identity anywhere. Not in Poland, in Ireland, not even in Italy. Clearly the church will be forced to deal with the effects of all these things, and more

What Is Prayer? A Conversation with Sister Joan Chittister

Janet Haag | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Janet Haag

Sister Joan Chittister, a visionary spiritual voice in our times and an advocate for peace and justice around the world, offers a full and rich perspective on prayer.