Chittister co-chairs this international group that aims to unite female leaders of many faiths for building peace reconciliation in areas of conflict. Women from the religious, governmental, and civic sectors of society provide alternative resources — spiritual, economic, or educational — to aid in healing conflict. They also help relieve the social and economic stresses that often lead to violence.
This Web site provides a wealth of articles and discussion points about why the Roman Catholic Church should ordain women. It even contains a light-hearted cartoon gallery parodying their agenda as well as the hierarchy of the church.
A great repository on women's ordination presenting alternative views of Scripture, a survey of historical documents, complete texts of classic books about women's ordination, Vatican documents on the ordination of women, the role of female priests in churches other than Roman Catholicism. And this is all translated in more than a dozen languages in addition to English.
is a sister of Mount St. Benedict's Monastery in Erie, Pennsylvania. She serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women. She is a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter and Beliefnet and a best-selling author of more than 30 books.