Joan Chittister

Joan Chittister, OSB, a Sojourners contributing editor, is executive director of Benetvision and the author of many books, including The Monastery of the Heart (Bluebridge, 2011). For more, visit

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Seeing With One Eye

by Joan Chittister 07-01-2002

Will the pedophilia scandal affect the role of women in the church?

A Dangerous Discipleship

by Joan Chittister 01-01-2002

"Whenever people discover that they have rights, they have the responsibility to claim them."

—John XXIII, "Pacem in Terris"

A Time for Hard Decisions

by Joan Chittister 11-01-2001

War was so much easier before the world's borders began to seep like a sieve.

Seeing My Better Self

by Joan Chittister, by Marcie Bircher 03-01-2001
An excerpt from The Friendship of Women: A Spiritual Tradition

The Future of Faith

by Joan Chittister 03-01-1999

Wuthnow's "ecclesiastical chaos theory"

We could not, so help us God, do otherwise

Celebrating Daniel Berrigan's 75 years of prophetic faithfulness

The Prophets and Us

by Joan Chittister 11-01-1991

Introduction by Joyce Hollyday

A Light in the Tempest

by Joan Chittister 08-01-1991

Peace is no longer a safe theological subject or an interesting intellectual debate.

The Balance of Time: Spirituality to Sustain a Life of Ministry

by Joyce Hollyday, by Joan Chittister 08-01-1987

An Interview with Joan Chittister

A Full Picture of God

by Joyce Hollyday, by Joan Chittister 07-01-1987

An Interview with Joan Chittister