“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.”
All of these women have stayed their course, despite the Nunquisition, ... I say it so many times in this book: if nuns ruled the world, so many things ...
Author: Jo Piazza
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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, ...
Author: Lori Underwood
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
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 ...
Author: Milkyway Media
Publisher: Milkyway Media
Category: Study Aids
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.
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.
Author: Lori Kenschaft
Category: Social Science
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.
If nuns ruled the world: Ten sisters on a mission. New York, NY: Open Road Integrated Media. Robinson, K. (2009). The element: How finding your passion ...
Author: Sheila C Grossman
Publisher: F.A. Davis
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?”
Next, he assigned If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission by Jo Piazza. Highlighting the contributions of Catholic women appealed to his ...
Author: Thomas Franklin Warren
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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.
... 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, ...
Author: Jo Piazza
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
... Alexis Aronowitz's book Human Trafficking, Diana Russell's work on femicide, Jo Piazza's delightful If Nuns Ruled the World, Eric Schmidt and Jared ...
Author: Sid Gardner
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.
Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press. Phipps, Carter. 2012. Evolutionaries. New York: Harper. Piazza, Jo. 2014. If Nuns Ruled the World: ...
Author: O'Murchu, Diarmuid
Publisher: Orbis Books
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.
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 ...
Author: Jo Piazza
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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.
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 ...
Author: Rick Garvia
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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.
"If the life of the cloister were really as important as you presume," he wrote to the sisters, "then we would all have to become monks and nuns.
Author: Steven Ozment
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Nothing Godly about the dresses and headgear, including the swinging lamps, the fasting, the killing of lambs, the slaughter of goats, the wooden blocks tied to the heads, the sandals, the formless robes, and the head to toe covers for certain females. Nothing Godly with the colored spots and lines pasted and drawn all over faces, nothing Godly about the tossing of colored powders, and nothing Godly about burning a chicken or lamb or some poor animal alive on a bon fire! The point is, I think, that the cover does not make the book. Someone is cashing in on the “God” project, and the cash-in is huge!
Imagine the footage if the folks had smartphones and Facebook. ... fed the masses with two fish and fie loaves of bread, and Julius Caesar ruled the earth.
Author: Summer Twist
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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.
Emperor issued an order, saying : — " If there be a complainant, ... year of the reign of the Emperor * who ruled the world in the Palace of Shikishima, ...
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
When Sarah Bird arrived in Austin in 1973 in pursuit of a boyfriend who was “hotter than lava,” she found an abundance of inspiration for storytelling (her sweetheart left her for Scientology, but she got to taste a morsel of Lynda Bird Johnson’s poorly preserved wedding cake as a temp worker at the LBJ Library). Sarah Bird went on to write ten acclaimed novels and contribute hundreds of articles to publications coast to coast, developing a signature voice that combines laser-sharp insight with irreverent, wickedly funny prose in the tradition of Molly Ivins and Nora Ephron Now collecting forty of Bird’s best nonfiction pieces, from publications that range from Texas Monthly to the New York Times and others, Recent Studies Indicate presents some of Bird’s earliest work, including a prescient 1976 profile of a transgender woman, along with recent calls to political action, such as her 2017 speech at a benefit for Annie’s List. Whether Bird is hanging out with socialites and sanitation workers or paying homage to her army-nurse mom, her collection brings a poignant perspective to the experience of being a woman, a feminist, a mother, and a Texan—and a writer with countless, spectacular true tales to tell us.
Back then, there were only two types of nuns ruling our world: bad ones— the ... She welcomes me to Providence and asks if I have any questions about the ...
Author: Sarah Bird
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Literary Collections
This Fall 2003/Spring 2004 (II, 2) issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge includes a collection of student essays exploring their lives in an, applied, sociological imagination framework. Topics are: “A Welcoming Statement to the Editorial Advisory Board,” “The Complexity of Naive Acceptance of Socially Manipulated Beliefs,” “Alice in the Gendered Sports-Fan Wonderland: A Sociological Inquiry,” “Will I Marry Her?,” “The Effect of Immigrant Experiences on the Bifurcation of Women’s Consciousness,” “Who are “I”cscart_ A Sociology of My Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern Selves,” “My Life’s Tapestry: Casting Theoretical Lights on the Social Threads That Tie Me Down,” “From Alienation to Exploration: Breaking Free from the Iron Cages of My Life,” “Body Image: A Clouded Reality,” “Obsessed with Impression Management: A Critical Sociology of Body Image in Capitalist Society,” “The Roots of Procrastination: A Sociological Inquiry into Why I Wait Until Tomorrow,” “Honesty, Trust, and Love—In That Order: A Sociology of My Emotional Kaleidoscope,” “Questioning Motherhood: A Sociological Awakening,” “Durkheim, Mead, and Heroin Addiction,” “Anomie or Alienationcscart_ A Self-Exploration of the Roots of Substance Ab/use,” “Just Live: The Trick Is, You Have A Choice,” ““Asian”: Just A Simple Word,” “Defining the Other,” “De/Reconstructing Utopianism: Towards a World-Historical Typology.” Contributors include: Ayan Ahmed, Elizabeth J. Schumacher, Chris DaPonte, Guadalupe Paz, Marie Neuner, D. M. Rafferty, Annie Roper, M. D., Michelle B. Jacobs, Jennifer M. Kosmas, Lynne K. Marlette, Keilah Billings, Nancy O’Keefe Dyer, Buddi Osco, Savvas Fetfatsidis, Kuong C. Ly, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce, and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi (also as journal editor-in-chief). Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge is a publication of OKCIR: The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics). For more information about OKCIR and other issues in its journal’s Edited Collection as well as Monograph and Translation series visit OKCIR’s homepage.
The worlds in my life changed from one socially constructed through my ... The nuns ruled us, and indeed our parents, through both traditional and ...
Author: Mohammad H. Tamdgidi
Publisher: Ahead Publishing House (imprint: Okcir Press)
Ruling Peacefully provides the first in-depth study of this influential and paradoxical figure. Gonzaga emerges as a complex personality whose interests as the representative of a northern Italian ruling family could just as easily lead him to support reform in the Catholic Church as to hinder it.
Thirteen of the sixteen chapters regulate contact between nuns and the outside world. Even when fathers came to visit daughters a “listener” was always to ...
Author: Paul V. Murphy
Publisher: CUA Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The essays in this book, written by poets, novelists, mountain-climbers and academics from all over the world, evoke the representation of mountains in the English-speaking world as artists, writers, philosophers or mountain-climbers have represented them from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. From the Alps to the Pyrenees, from Mount Fuji to Mount Shasta, from the Himalayas to the Scottish Highlands, from Ikere in Nigeria to Devil's Tower in the United States, from Uluru in Australia to the most northern mountain of the Arctic, the shapes of the world speak the same language and tell the world its own story. This interdisciplinary book, weaving together mountaineering, literature, philosophy, painting, cinema, ecology, history, palaeontology, geography, geopolitics, toponymy, law, religion and myth, invites people to an innovative reading of mountains: it reveals the close relationship existing between the shapes of the world and all forms of writing and, at the same time, it shows how the representations of the imagination may be instrumental in protecting the natural world. The story told by the landscape inscribes a broken line in the shapes of the world, tearing the landscape like a fragile page whenever historical and political events (wars, mining or deforestation) leave scars in the landscape; but writers' and artists' representations of mountains constitute a path to awareness as they are not only a painting of beauty, but an image of our link to nature and a warning as well. For centuries the image of the mountain has conveyed a symbolism telling the story of human thought, and this book shows to what extent literature and art play an essential part in our awareness of nature.
viewers, the full irony of the nuns' doomed enterprise is conveyed in the ... and when they are taught the names of English flowers, this is out-ruled by ...
Author: Françoise Besson
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The book surveys the ways in which Christian ideas and institutions shaped sexual norms and conduct from the time of Luther and Columbus to that of Thomas Jefferson. It is global in scope and geographic in organization, with chapters on Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, and North America. All the key topics are covered, including marriage and divorce, fornication and illegitimacy, clerical sexuality, same-sex relations, witchcraft and love magic, moral crimes, and inter-racial relationships. Each chapter in this second edition has been fully updated to reflect new scholarship, with expanded coverage of many of the key issues, particularly in areas outside of Europe. Other updates include extra analysis of the religious ideas and activities of ordinary people in Europe, and new material on the colonial world. The book sets its findings within the context of many historical fields- the history of sexuality and the body, women's history, legal and religious history, queer theory, and colonial studies- and provides readers with an introduction to key theoretical and methodological issues in each of these areas. Each chapter includes an extensive section on further reading, surveying and commenting on the newest English-language secondary literature.
Women who were religiously scrupulous, whether nuns or lay women, were especially likely to confess often, and to develop an intense and intimate emotional ...
Author: Merry Wiesner-Hanks
Drawing on the expertise of 26 distinguished scholars, this important volume covers the major issues in the study of medieval Europe, highlighting the significant impact the time period had on cultural forms and institutions central to European identity. Examines changing approaches to the study of medieval Europe, its periodization, and central themes Includes coverage of important questions such as identity and the self, sexuality and gender, emotionality and ethnicity, as well as more traditional topics such as economic and demographic expansion; kingship; and the rise of the West Explores Europe’s understanding of the wider world to place the study of the medieval society in a global context
Nuns could be either virgins, chaste, veiled widows, or wives if their husbands also took monastic vows, and abbesses often ruled their communities because ...
Author: Carol Lansing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons