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 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:
- On Facebook, read & share stories of change and hope »
- On Twitter, add your voice @CarterCenter using the hashtag #ACalltoAction
- On their blog, share how you are working to fight discrimination / abuse of women & girls »
- Create a post like this one, on your eMinistry web presence.
- Share about the book with your own faith community in a sermon, book group, or Bible study.
- You can also consider – as appropriate – raising the topic in your other circles of influence, such as around the water cooler, and at the dinner table.
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)
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 cartercenter.org/hrdefenders2013