A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power Author Jimmy Carter
ISBN-10 1476773963
ISBN-13 9781476773964
Year 2015-03-10
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action President Jimmy Carter addresses the worlds most serious pervasive and ignored violation of basic human rights the ongoing discrimination and violence against women and girls President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and owned by men in others forced to suffer servitude child marriage and genital cutting The most vulnerable and their children are trapped in war and violence A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women And in nations that accept or even glorify violence this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world more than half of all human beings are being denied equal rights This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering It affects us all

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A Call to Action

A Call to Action Author Jimmy Carter
ISBN-10 9781476773971
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 224

A Call to Action

A Call to Action Author Jimmy Carter
ISBN-10 9781476773957
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 211

A Call to Action

A Call to Action Author Jimmy Carter
ISBN-10 9781476773964
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 224

Living Faith

Living Faith Author Jimmy Carter
ISBN-10 9780307764706
Release 2011-08-31
Pages 288