All the old ideas are being made new. All the walls holding back women are being torn down.
A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pa., Joan Chittister is a best-selling author and well-known international lecturer on topics of justice, peace, human rights, women's issues and contemporary spirituality in the church and in society. She presently serves as the co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner organization of the United Nations, facilitating a worldwide network of women peace builders, especially in the Middle East. Sister Joan's most recent books include "Following the Path: The Search for a Life of Passion, Purpose and Joy and Monastery of the Heart. She has won 13 CPA awards for her books. She is founder and executive director of Benetvision, a resource for contemporary spirituality.