Jimmy Carter’s New Book “A Call to Action”

Husna Haq of The Christian Science Monitor discusses former President Jimmy Carter’s latest book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. In it, he writes, “the most serious and unaddressed worldwide challenge is the deprivation and abuse of women and girls.” He goes on to point out that religious texts are interpreted “almost exclusively by powerful male leaders within the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and other faiths, to proclaim the lower status of women and girls. This claim that women are inferior before God spreads to the secular world to justify gross and sustained acts of discrimination and violence against them.”

Read at The Christian Science Monitor

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