If Nuns Ruled the World

If Nuns Ruled the World

Author: Jo Piazza

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2014-09-02

Total Pages: 225

ISBN-13: 1453287647

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“Fascinating profiles” of remarkable nuns, from an eighty-three-year-old Ironman champion to a crusader against human trafficking (Daily News [New York]). “In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes,” writes Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times. “And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns.” In If Nuns Ruled the World, veteran reporter Jo Piazza overthrows the popular perception of nuns as killjoy schoolmarms, instead revealing them as the most vigorous catalysts of change in an otherwise repressive society. Meet Sister Simone Campbell, who traversed the United States challenging a Congressional budget that threatened to severely undermine the well-being of poor Americans; Sister Megan Rice, who is willing to spend the rest of her life in prison if it helps eliminate nuclear weapons; and the inimitable Sister Jeannine Gramick, who is fighting for acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church. During a time when American nuns are often under attack from the very institution to which they devote their lives—and the values of the institution itself are hotly debated—these sisters offer thought-provoking and inspiring stories. As the Daily Beast put it, “Anybody looking to argue there is a place for Catholicism in the modern world should just stand on a street corner handing out Piazza’s book.”


The Global Status of Women and Girls

The Global Status of Women and Girls

Author: Lori Underwood

Publisher: Lexington Books

Published: 2017-07-25

Total Pages: 144

ISBN-13: 1498546404

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This volume examines the complex issues faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. Its multidisciplinary focus will appeal to any scholar interested in communication and gender studies.


Summary of The Dalai Lama’s My Spiritual Journey by Milkyway Media

Summary of The Dalai Lama’s My Spiritual Journey by Milkyway Media

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

Published: 2018-09-11

Total Pages: 37

ISBN-13:

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My Spiritual Journey (2009) by the Dalai Lama and Sofia Stril-Rever chronicles the Dalai Lama’s experiences as the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, particularly in the last several decades of Chinese occupation. Interwoven throughout the text are Buddhist principles to which the Dalai Lama has devoted his life, as a monk and human being... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.


Gender Inequality in Our Changing World

Gender Inequality in Our Changing World

Author: Lori Kenschaft

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2015-07-24

Total Pages: 463

ISBN-13: 1317907493

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Gender Inequality in Our Changing World: A Comparative Approach focuses on the contemporary United States but places it in historical and global context. Written for sociology of gender courses, this textbook identifies conditions that encourage greater or lesser gender inequality, explains how gender and gender inequality change over time, and explores how gender intersects with other hierarchies, especially those related to race, social class, and sexual identity. The authors integrate historical and international materials as they help students think both theoretically and empirically about the causes and consequences of gender inequality, both in their own lives and in the lives of others worldwide.


The Knockoff

The Knockoff

Author: Lucy Sykes

Publisher: Anchor

Published: 2016-05-03

Total Pages: 354

ISBN-13: 1101872209

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As editor in chief of Glossy magazine, Imogen Tate is queen of the fashion world … until Eve, her conniving twenty-something former assistant, returns from business school with plans to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and re-launch Glossy as an app. Suddenly, the Louboutin is on the other foot; Imogen may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she doesn’t know Facebook from Foursquare and once got her phone stuck in Japanese for three days. But Imogen will do anything to reclaim her kingdom—even if it means channeling her inner millennial and going head to head with a social-media monster.


The New Leadership Challenge

The New Leadership Challenge

Author: Sheila C. Grossman

Publisher: F.A. Davis

Published: 2020-10-02

Total Pages: 386

ISBN-13: 1719645124

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What is leadership? How do you develop your leadership abilities? How is leadership different from management? How does leadership contribute to professional and personal success…improve patient care…and affect the future of nursing? An easy-to-read, interactive approach helps you to identify the characteristics of leaders and followers and illustrates not only how, but also when to use the qualities associated with each to achieve professional and personal success. Excellent book for nurse leadership. “This should be mandatory reading for all nurses.”—John P., Online Reviewer


Religious Life in the 21st Century

Religious Life in the 21st Century

Author: O'Murchu, Diarmuid

Publisher: Orbis Books

Published: 2016-08-18

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 1608336565

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This seminal work surveys the historical rise and fall of religious orders and congregations and reveals an unfolding pattern that gives hope for the present and future.


The Learner

The Learner

Author: Thomas Franklin Warren

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Published: 2018-05-02

Total Pages: 191

ISBN-13: 1532651376

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The ministry is difficult. So much is asked of you, and expectations are high. It’s hard to please everyone, and hurt can fester and grow, especially when matters stay unresolved. In The Learner, young pastor Christopher Ek confronts the challenges of leading his church, while trying to become a better golfer. Golf—when taken seriously—is hard. Some say it’s a metaphor for life: just when players think they have discovered its secrets, the game turns on them. Nothing works. But a gorgeous shot on the last hole of a disappointing day will bring them back for more, and suggest that there is hope. And there is, for a while, but the Sisyphean cycle continues, no matter the skill of the player. Like life and church, golf is a game full of hope and frustration. Grappling with these matters, Pastor Ek confronts the forcefulness of the youth of his church, who are learning about homelessness in their midst. Before long, they develop big ideas and seem to be taking over the congregation. Out in the pews members are asking: “What are our children up to? Are we a place of G-o-d or g-o-l-f?” and “who is this foxy new liturgist?”


How to Be Married

How to Be Married

Author: Jo Piazza

Publisher: Harmony

Published: 2018-06-19

Total Pages: 322

ISBN-13: 0451495578

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Everyone tells you marriage is hard, but no one tells you what to do about it. At age thirty-four, Jo Piazza got her romantic-comedy ending when she met the man of her dreams on a boat in the Galápagos Islands and was engaged three months later. But before long, Jo found herself riddled with questions. How do you make a marriage work in a world where you no longer need to be married? How does an independent, strong-willed feminist become someone’s partner—all the time? In the tradition of writers such as Nora Ephron and Elizabeth Gilbert, award-winning journalist and nationally bestselling author Jo Piazza writes a provocative memoir of a real first year of marriage that will forever change the way we look at matrimony. A travel editor constantly on the move, Jo journeys to twenty countries on five continents to figure out what modern marriage means. Throughout this stunning, funny, warm, and wise personal narrative, she gleans wisdom from matrilineal tribeswomen, French ladies who lunch, Orthodox Jewish moms, Swedish stay-at-home dads, polygamous warriors, and Dutch prostitutes. Written with refreshing candor, elegant prose, astute reporting, and hilarious insight into the human psyche, How to Be Married offers an honest portrait of an utterly charming couple. When life throws more at them than they ever expected—a terrifying health diagnosis, sick parents to care for, unemployment—they ultimately create a fresh understanding of what it means to be equal partners during the good and bad times. Through their journey, they reveal a framework that will help the rest of us keep our marriages strong, from engagement into the newlywed years and beyond.


Sisters of the Vast Black

Sisters of the Vast Black

Author: Lina Rather

Publisher: Tordotcom

Published: 2019-10-29

Total Pages: 103

ISBN-13: 1250260264

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The sisters of the Order of Saint Rita captain their living ship into the reaches of space in Lina Rather's debut novella, Sisters of the Vast Black. A Golden Crown Literary Society Award Finalist Years ago, Old Earth sent forth sisters and brothers into the vast dark of the prodigal colonies armed only with crucifixes and iron faith. Now, the sisters of the Order of Saint Rita are on an interstellar mission of mercy aboard Our Lady of Impossible Constellations, a living, breathing ship which seems determined to develop a will of its own. When the order receives a distress call from a newly-formed colony, the sisters discover that the bodies and souls in their care—and that of the galactic diaspora—are in danger. And not from void beyond, but from the nascent Central Governance and the Church itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.