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JOAN CHITTISTER

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An Easter woman

Apr 12, 2021

It is Mary Magdalene who goes with the other women to the tomb to the customary anointing of the corpse when all the others around Jesus had disassociated themselves from his life, his work, his vision.
 
She serves to the very end. She witnesses to the last moment. She stands up to face the system where there is no applause and there is no strong support for the movement and there is no protection from its enemies.
 

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  • Sister Joan was a featured speaker during the 2020 Chautauqua Institution Summer Session. If you were unable to watch her presentation on July 27, you can access the video of the talk, “A Woman’s Life: A Good Event, Bad Event World" and the Q&A by clicking here.

  • On June 18, Sister Joan Chittister spoke with Omega Institute board member Jamia Wilson to explore the kind of courage needed to be accountable, promote healing, and build partnerships across difference in the face of Coronavirus and racism. Click here to watch the video of this conversation.

  •  Two of the latest installments of Joan Chittister’s column, "From Where I Stand", addresses the crisis of racism and police brutality. In the first, she writes, “From where I stand, racism is the temptation white people have yet to overcome in an honest, genuine way. Catholics know that confessing the sin is not enough.

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An outspoken advocate of justice, peace and equality

Joan Chittister, a Benedictine Sister of Erie, has dedicated her life to voicing questions that test popularly accepted truths of the day. Her questions to both church and society focus on the empowerment of women, the development of contemporary spirituality, a redefinition and renewal of Benedictine life for seekers today, and justice for the oppressed and marginalized, particularly those in prison. Here are four Good Works that reflect her life commitments:

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