Sister Joan Chittister OSB
Founder and Executive Director of Benetvision
Joan Chittister, OSB is a noted national and international lecturer who focuses on women in church and society, human rights, peace and justice, and contemporary religious life and spirituality. In addition to being the executive director of Benetvision, a center for contemporary spirituality located in Erie, Pennsylvania, she is author of 22 books, including Illuminated Life: Monastic Wisdom for Seekers of Light and The Story of Ruth: Twelve Moments in Every Woman's Life. More...
This Charter for Compassion is the first program in history to give the spiritual voices of the globe the opportunity to unite in this deepest and most authentic cry of the religious heart of humankind for oneness, for peace.”
Without the inner freedom it takes to defy the chains of convention, without the self-esteem it takes to trust our own truth, we face our worlds unprepared and unaware.”