VIEW PHOTOS FROM SISTER JOAN'S LIFE JOURNEY
FROM ITALY: To see Sister Joan’s short
videos from the “Science and Spirituality
Conference” in Cortona, Italy, June 11-14,
2009 click here.
NEWSWEEK: Joan Chittister was quoted in a recent Newsweek
article, “Female Troubles” by Lisa Miller, Newsweek’s religion
GENDER JUSTICE:The first of Sister Joan’s reflections on her
recent experience at the Gender Justice Dialogue in Mexico
can be found in her latest National Catholic Reporter column
"From Where I Stand." Again, to view her closing address to the
participants, as well as the talks of other speakers, go to the
Gender Justice web page. Benedictine Sister Carolyn Gorny-
Kopkowski, who leads retreats for Benetvision, also attended
the conference and calls attention to the photo gallery on
that site where you will recognize some familiar faces.
DIOCESAN PAPER:The West Tennessee Catholic published on its
front page Sister Joan’s talk, “Women, War & Peacemaking,”
delivered at The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium, April 15,
Christian Brothers University. The Vanderhaar Symposium is an
annual event in honor of the late peacemaker and author
Gerard A. Vanderhaar who was also instrumental in founding
Pax Christi USA, the Catholic peace movement.
FROM AUSTRALIA: To view “A
Conversation with Joan Chittister” at the
Parliament of the World Religions, Dec. 3-
8, Melbourne, Australia, click here
MORE ON PARLIAMENT: For a report on
the Parliament of World’s Religions that
emphasizes Sister Joan’s impact go to
Read the Spirit and click on “596:
Parliament of World’s Religions raises
spiritual priorities for 2010.”
COPENHAGEN REPORTS: Odyssey
Networks included Sister Joan in four
consecutive video reports at the
gathering of world spiritual leaders held in
conjunction with the UN Climate Change
Conference (COP15) Dec. 7-18,
Copenhagen, Denmark. To view interviews
(Day 2,3,4,5) click here.
To read Sister Joan’s reflections on
Copenhagen, click here.
FIRST HONOREE: Call to Action Pennsylvania presented Joan
Chittister with its First Annual 21st Century Prophet Award on
Sunday, June 6 at a Mass and luncheon at a Holiday Inn in
Pittsburgh. “She stands for all the things that Call To Action
stands for, for more openness in the church, more dialogue,
less acrimony and a greater role for women in the church,”
explained John Pillar, one of the organizers.
Sister Joan was presented with an inscribed Jewish Berakah, a
blessing cup. The stem of the cup is a rendition of the Old
Testament prophetess, Miriam, who led her people from slavery.
ON-LINE INTERVIEW: The Huffington Post, an on-line
newspaper, is featuring an interview with Joan Chittister that
first appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Sacred Journey, the
quarterly multi-faith journal of Fellowship In Prayer. Sister Joan
will be a presenter at Fellowship In Prayer's 60th Anniversary
Conference, June 24 to 27, 2010 at Princeton University. To
subscribe to the journal or to register for what promises to be
a landmark event, visit the Fellowship in Prayer website.
BY POPULAR DEMAND: There was such an overwhelming
response to Sister Joan’s talk, “Forget the Answers: It’s the
Questions that Count,” at the Religious Booksellers Trade
Exhibit in Chicago on June 2 that Liturgical Press has made her
talk available on its website.