Joan Chittister

NCR Contributor

A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pennsylvania, 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. Her most recent books include Following the Path: the search for a life of passion, purpose and joy (Random House) and Monastery of the Heart (BlueBridge); she has won  more than 13 Catholic Press Association awards for her books. She is founder and executive director of Benetvision, a resource for contemporary spirituality. Her From Where I Stand column, is a long-standing online feature of National Catholic Reporter.

Articles by Joan Chittister

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To become humility itself Jul 3, 2019 Story : Column
What we say, how we say it, matters Jun 19, 2019 Story : Column
When is funny not funny? Jun 5, 2019 Story : Column
A little less talk, a little more thought May 22, 2019 Story : Column
To grow, not to fossilize May 8, 2019 Story : Column
Inferiority brings freedom Apr 24, 2019 Story : Column
It is possible to be contented Apr 10, 2019 Story : Column
Self-revelation makes us new again Mar 27, 2019 Story : Column
Society profits from the power of patience Mar 13, 2019 Story : Column
Growth of soul is in relation to others Feb 27, 2019 Story : Column
Our differences will make the difference Feb 13, 2019 Story : Column
Saving Western civilization — again Jan 16, 2019 Story : Column
Trump destabilizes the presidency Jan 2, 2019 Story : Column
COP24 and moral maturity Dec 13, 2018 Story : Column
Change will require getting at deep roots Sep 20, 2018 Story : Column
For where you stand, stand up Sep 5, 2018 Story : Column
And a little child shall lead them Mar 19, 2018 Story : Column
We are the change Francis invites Mar 10, 2018 Story : Column
Chittister calls for formal censure of President Trump Jan 18, 2018 Story : Column
Let the call be heard Jan 9, 2018 Story : Column
Make America, America again Jun 5, 2017 Story : Column
The normalization of insanity Apr 6, 2017 Story : Column
Leadership is lacking in this election cycle Aug 5, 2016 Story : Column
In behalf of the human family Jun 23, 2016 Story : Column
Sr. Margaret Brennan stood strong in Vatican II call to renew religious life May 2, 2016 Story : News