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Sister Joan Chittister

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.