Summer Reading… Jimmy Carter on Women and Religion

Former President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter has released what will become, we hope, required reading. It’s an instant classic, from one of our favorite living heroes – and advocates for women and girls (and men and boys) around the world. You might want to add it to your summer reading list, or suggest it to your book club, if you’re in one. A Call To ActionA Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power  builds on the work of faith leaders and courageous human rights defenders who met last summer at The Carter Center to mobilize faith groups worldwide to commit to advancing women’s rights.

Passing Along an Invitation

The Carter Center invites the community to Join in a critical conversation online. Here are a few ways you can participate:

About the Human Rights Defenders Forum

The forum took place on Friday, June 28th 2013. Attending were top religious leaders, activists, and religious scholars representing more than 15 countries and over 35 faith-based organizations, universities, and religious bodies, committed to making concrete gains in women’s rights within their religion and traditional belief structures.

(reposted with permission from The Carter Center)

View the agenda (PDF) > | See full list of participants and bios (PDF) >

The forum features discussions about aligning religious life with human rights, stopping human trafficking, connecting religious study to advocacy, and the impact of war on women.

Read more about the forum at

Categories Featured Articles, Justice Work, Social Entrepreneurship, Stormy Issues | Tags: , | Posted on March 24, 2014

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