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Joan Chittister

JOAN CHITTISTER is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She has received numerous awards for her work for justice, peace, and equality. She currently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women. Her books include The Friendship of Women , Two Dogs and a Parrot , and the bestseller The Gift of Years .