If Nuns Ruled the World

That is the thing about nuns. They stopped believing in the old lies a long time ago and started living out their own truths. I say it so many times in this book: if nuns ruled the world, so many things would be accomplished.

If Nuns Ruled the World

“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.”

If Nuns Ruled the World

Examines the lives of ten remarkable American nuns and the causes for which they have fought so hard, including the eradication of nuclear weapons, the rights of homosexuals, and the well-being of the poor.

If Nuns Ruled the World

Examines the lives of ten remarkable American nuns and the causes for which they have fought so hard, including the eradication of nuclear weapons, the rights of homosexuals, and the well-being of the poor.

The Global Status of Women and Girls

Jo Piazza's If Nuns Ruled The World: Ten Sisters on a Mission (NY: Open Road, Integrated Media, 2014), 76. 3. Catholic Social Teaching, A Scriptural Guide, United States Catholic Bishops, ...

The Global Status of Women and Girls

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

As author Jo Piazza writes in her book If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission (2014), various sects of Catholic nuns are known for their activism; they use their religious calling to effect real-world change.

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

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.

Witches

... nuns, If Nuns Ruled the World, many early nuns joined convents in order to escape being consigned to a life of procreation'. Even though orders from the Catholic Church required nuns to be cloistered up until the seventeenth century ...

Witches

A celebration of the revolutionary potential of women working with other women, and a powerful statement about myths like the "cool girl" or the "catty workplace" Covens. Girl Bands. Ballet troupes. Convents. In all times and places, girls and women have come together in communities of vocation, of necessity, of support. In Witches, Sam George-Allen explores how wherever women gather, magic happens. Female farmers change the way we grow our food. Online beauty communities democratize skin-care rituals. And more than any other demographic, it's teen girls that shape our culture. Patriarchal societies have long been content to champion boys' clubs, while viewing groups that exclude men as sites of rivalry and suspicion. This deeply personal investigation takes us from our workplaces to our social circles, surveying our heroes, our outcasts, and ourselves, in order to dismantle the persistent and pernicious cultural myth of female isolation and competition . . . once and for all.

Gender Inequality in Our Changing World

If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission. New York: Open Road Media. Pickup, Francine, ed., with Suzanne Williams and Caroline Sweetman. 2001. Ending Violence Against Women: A Challenge for Development and Humanitarian Work.

Gender Inequality in Our Changing World

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 New Leadership Challenge

If nuns ruled the world: Ten sisters on a mission. New York, NY: Open Road Integrated Media. ... Global Health Lecture presented at the Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC. Scala, E. (2018). Top 10 leadership skills for nurses ...

The New Leadership Challenge

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.

The Learner

During interviews, he said it would be a top priority if he were chosen: getting kids to come to church and stay. He got unanimous support from the ... Next, he assigned If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission by Jo Piazza.

The Learner

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?”

Religious Life in the 21st Century

Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. Moss, Candida. ... 2012. Evolutionaries. New York: Harper. Piazza, Jo. 2014. If Nuns Ruled the World: ...

Religious Life in the 21st Century

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 Knockoff

She is the author of Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money, If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission, and a novel, Love Rehab: A Novel in Twelve Steps. She lives in New York City with her giant dog.

The Knockoff

An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her twentysomething former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app. When Imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired “the gray hairs,” put the managing editor in a supply closet, stopped using the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings. Imogen, darling of the fashion world, may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she can’t tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for two days. Under Eve’s reign, Glossy is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop—hackathons rage all night, girls who sleep get fired, and “fun” means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to Beyoncé. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen faces a choice—pack up her Smythson notebooks and quit, or channel her inner geek and take on Eve to save both the magazine and her career. A glittering, uproarious, sharply drawn story filled with thinly veiled fashion personalities, The Knockoff is an insider’s look at the ever-changing world of fashion and a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age.

How to Be Married

FICTION BY JO PIAZZA The Knockoff: A Novel (with Lucy Sykes) Love Rehab: A Novel in Twelve Steps NONFICTION BY JO PIAZZA If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money HOW TO BE What I ...

How to Be Married

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.

Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win

also by jo piazza Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money Love Rehab: A Novel in Twelve Steps If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission The Knockoff (with Lucy Sykes) How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on ...

Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win

From bestselling author Jo Piazza comes one of People’s “Best Summer Books,” a “comically accurate” (New York Post) novel about what happens when a woman wants it all—political power, marriage, and happiness. Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Congress. Reeling from a presidential election that shocked and divided the country and inspired to make a difference, she’s left her high-powered job in Silicon Valley and returned, with her husband and three young daughters, to her downtrodden Pennsylvania hometown to run for office in the Rust Belt state. Once the campaign gets underway, Charlotte is blindsided by just how dirty her opponent is willing to fight, how harshly she is judged by the press and her peers, and how exhausting it becomes to navigate a marriage with an increasingly ambivalent and often resentful husband. When the opposition uncovers a secret that could threaten not just her campaign but everything Charlotte holds dear, she must decide just how badly she wants to win and at what cost. “The essential political novel for the 2018 midterms” (Salon), Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win is an insightful portrait of what it takes for a woman to run for national office in America today. In a dramatic political moment like no other with more women running for office than ever before, this searing, suspenseful story of political ambition, marriage, class, sexual politics, and infidelity is timely, engrossing, and perfect for readers on both sides of the aisle.

Five Paths

So were Kathryn Joyce's book, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption, Alexis Aronowitz's book Human Trafficking, Diana Russell's work on femicide, Jo Piazza's delightful If Nuns Ruled the World, ...

Five Paths

Five Paths is a companion novel to a nonfiction book published in March 2016: The Future of the Fifth Child. Both books are about international child abuse and trafficking. In Five Paths, five college students graduate in 2000, inspired by a professor to work in the field of child protection. They adopt different paths in their work, choosing careers in politics, religious agencies, cyberfinance, music therapy, and armed defense of women and children. They bond through their work on behalf of children and agree to meet every five years and compare notes, becoming closer over the years as the challenges mount in their chosen fields. Some are threatened with violence, while others struggle against political and bureaucratic obstacles. All five work to make a difference for the millions of children who are harmed by abuse, neglect, and international trafficking.

When Fathers Ruled

Gerson had no doubt that if the choice were fairly weighed , his sisters would choose to remain single and chaste , like him and their three other brothers . " For there is no service in the world more pleasing to God , no way of life ...

When Fathers Ruled

Here is a lively study of marriage and the family during the Reformation, primarily in Gemany and Switzerland, that dispels the commonly held notion of fathers as tyrannical and families as loveless.Did husbands and wives love one another in Reformation Europe? Did the home and family life matter to most people? In this wide-ranging work, Steven Ozment has gathered the answers of contemporaries to these questions. His subject is the patriarchal family in Germany and Switzerland, primarily among Protestants. But unlike modern scholars from Philippe Arics to Lawrence Stone, Ozment finds the fathers of early modern Europe sympathetic and even admirable. They were not domineering or loveless men, nor were their homes the training ground for passive citizenry in an age of political absolutism. From prenatal care to graveside grief, they expressed deep love for their wives and children. Rather than a place where women and children were bullied by male chauvinists, the Protestant home was the center of a domestic reform movement against Renaissance antifeminism and was an attempt to resolve the crises of family life. Demanding proper marriages for all women, Martin Luther and his followers suppressed convents and cloisters as the chief institutions of womankind's sexual repression, cultural deprivation, and male clerical domination. Consent, companionship, and mutual respect became the watchwords of marriage. And because they did, genuine divorce and remarriage became possible among Christians for the first time. This graceful book restores humanity to the Reformation family and to family history.

The Road Gets Longer If I Stop

From day one, the nuns ruled our world, but these were not always the sweet benevolent nuns who twirl on mountain meadows and sing about hills being alive with the sounds of music. These were women married to Jesus and had devoted their ...

The Road Gets Longer If I Stop

Rick Garvia is a writer, amateur landscaper, former professional homebuilder, traveler, yoga hack, reader, wine drinker, amateur photographer, boulder mover, dog lover, loud sneezer, spelling snob, coffee drinker, father, brother, son and a happily married regular guy facing growing older with equal amounts of frustration, amazement and aplomb. The Road Gets Longer If I Stop is a collection of short stories from his popular blog. Described as “out-of-the-box, insightful, humorous, and smart,” each story digs deeper yet barely scratches the surface of a life spent trying to figure things out. The colorful short stories, insightful musings and razor sharp dialogue will capture the reader’s imagination and curiosity.

Writing Talk

TALE SPIN: Daphne du Maurier For her own part, she was convinced that incest – not bed incest, but an incestuous search for mothers and fathers and brothers and sistersruled the world. May 1977 If you had taken the winding, ...

Writing Talk

In his long career in literary journalism, Alex Hamilton has probably met and talked in depth to more of our great writers than anyone else, from the most critically acclaimed to the most hard-nosed bestsellers, from novelists to cartoonists, and in every genre, from Thrillers and Whodunnits to Short Stories, from Poetry to Science Fiction.This selection from a life’s work gives us a stimulating and rare insight into the minds and lives of some of the most fascinating creators of our modern culture. It’s a book that contains many surprises in the revelations given by some of the authors about their struggles and victories, the serious or humorous commitments made by them, and their addiction to the kind of fiction they like to write. The reader will soon realise that no two of these eighty-five featured authors – such as Kurt Vonnegut, Angela Carter, Stephen King, Daphne du Maurier, Ian McEwan, Jorge Luis Borges, Graham Greene or Margaret Atwood – are alike. Splendidly informative and serious, Writing Talk is also often very funny: a book to dip into as the mood takes, or to dive into hungrily. It will appeal to those with a passion for books and for the people who have written them.“I’ve been fortunate to talk to so many marvellous writers. Gathering some of these conversations into a book, rather than their brief life in a daily newspaper, offers a chance for readers to share my pleasure and to introduce a new generation to some past greats,” says Alex Hamilton, behind his reason to create Writing Talk.

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year  Volume Eight

FEATURING GREG EGAN * YOON HA LEE * NEIL GAIMAN * E LILY YU * K J PARKER * GEOFF RYMAN * M BENNARDO * RAMEZ NAAM * TED CHIANG * PRIYA SHARMA * RICHARD PARKS * LAVIE TIDHAR * THOMAS OLDE HEUVELT * BENJANUN SRIDUANGKAEW * ELEANOR ARNASON * IAN R MACLEOD * SOFIA SAMATAR * AN OWOMOYELA * KARIN TIDBECK * MADELINE ASHBY * CAITLÍN R KIERNAN * ROBERT REED * IAN MCDONALD * VAL NOLAN From the inner realms of humanity to the far reaches of space, these are the science fiction and fantasy tales that are shaping the genre and the way we think about the future. Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan continues to shine a light on the very best writing, featuring both established authors and exciting new talents. Within you will find twenty-eight incredible tales, showing the ever growing depth and diversity that science fiction and fantasy continues to enjoy. These are the brightest stars in our firmament, lighting the way to a future filled with astonishing stories about the way we are, and the way we could be.

The Neil Gaiman Reader

Three bandits, asleep in the middle of what remained of the trail, their limbs crooked as if they had fallen asleep while hiding in a ... “My sisters ruled the world,” said her stepmother, dragging her iron shoes along the forest path.

The Neil Gaiman Reader

'This collection is [like] the Beatles' "White Album": massive in size and scope, with individually brilliant pieces presented together because the only context they need is how good they are' MARLON JAMES A captivating collection of fiction from one of the world's most beloved writers, introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author, Marlon James. With a writer as prolific as Neil Gaiman, where do you begin? Or how do you know what to try next? Spanning his career to date, this collection of ambitious, groundbreaking and endlessly imaginative fiction will be your guide. Curated within this book are nearly fifty of Gaiman's short stories and novellas, interposed with excerpts from his five novels for adults - Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It is both an entryway to his oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to time and again. Start where it suits you. There aren't any rules. NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

The Sleeper and the Spindle

If they walked towards it their heads fogged, their minds frayed, their spirits fell, their thoughts clouded. ... “My sisters ruled the world,” said her stepmother, dragging her iron shoes along the forest path.

The Sleeper and the Spindle

WINNER of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish. On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future – and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents. Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.

Nihongi

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Nihongi

From its early stories of gods, monsters, and mischievous mythical creatures to its more grounded recountings of historical events, this classic collection of the first literary efforts of the Japanese people is the preeminent source of knowledge about Japanese antiquity. First published in this translation in 1896, includes a history of the Shinto, variations on the basic myths and legends of the nation, and insight into the manners and customs of the early Japanese. Students of folklore and comparative religion as well as those of Japanese history will find this an invaluable resource. British Japanologist and diplomat WILLIAM GEORGE ASTON (1841-1911) was one of the first Europeans to acquire a working understanding of the Japanese language. He served in Japan and Korea in a variety of diplomatic posts, and authored, among other works, Shinto: The Way of the Gods and A History of Japanese Literature.