A Benedictine Sister of Erie, 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. Sister Joan's most recent books include The Way We Were (Orbis) and Called to Question (Sheed & Ward), a First Place CPA 2005 award winner. She is founder and executive director of Benetvision, a resource for contemporary spirituality.

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The normalization of insanity

From Where I Stand: In a political world that is normalizing the irrational more and more every day, our obligation is not to be like those who would secure themselves by making others insecure. 

Is there anything left in which we can all believe?

From Where I Stand: Is there no hope left for solidarity, given these cavernous divides between us, even if we can't all get behind the president as a person right now?