God's Troublemakers: How Women Of Faith Are Changing The World by Katharine Rhodes HendersonGod's Troublemakers: How Women Of Faith Are Changing The World by Katharine Rhodes Henderson

God's Troublemakers: How Women Of Faith Are Changing The World

byKatharine Rhodes Henderson

Paperback | March 15, 2008

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This is a book about women who are changing the world as leaders in the public arena. Whether Christian, Jewish or Muslim-their work is religiously or spiritually motivated. They are religious or socio-ethical entrepreneurs, who have invented organizations or movements to repair the world. What shaped and formed them? How do they integrate a progressive social agenda with their faith? How do they exercise public leadership in a world where women's public roles are sometimes still suspect? The book is thematically organized and touches on many of the most relevant topics being discussed today: separation of church and state, the intersection of politics and religion, the silence of the progressive left and the embodiment of authentic religious pluralism. This book claims space for progressive forms of religion in an area dominated by the Religious Right.

¿God's Troublemakers¿is based on extensive interviews with 11 women social entrepreneurs. The 3 best known are Sr. Helen Prejean, the anti-death-penalty activist; Ruth Messenger, former Manhattan Borough President and now executive director of American Jewish World Service; and Helen LaKelly Hunt, who has been a national activist funding women's causes and a leader in persuading secular feminists to make common cause with religious women.¿

Title:God's Troublemakers: How Women Of Faith Are Changing The WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.63 × 5.45 × 0.75 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826429254

ISBN - 13:9780826429254


Table of Contents

1. Silence Is an Act 2. The Treasure in the Dark 3. Every Person Is a Universe 4. Leading from Behind, Within, and Beneath 5. Bearing Religion 6. Finding the Words to Their Songs 7. Living a Seamless Life 8. A Palimpsest of Forces 9. Taking the Leap

Editorial Reviews

"Through her probing interviews with twenty change-makers,Katharine Henderson has illuminated the path to ethical action and personified the transformative possibilities of leadership.This book of practical strategy and pure inspiration proves that one person can change the world by using power differently-not to control but to empower, advocate, and ignite the passions of others."-Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Ms Magazine