A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

by Jimmy Carter


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ISBN-13: 9781476773964
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 363,236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he and his wife founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of thirty books, including A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety; A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power; An Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood; and Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 My Childhood 7

2 Commitment to Peace and Women's Rights 13

3 The Bible and Gender Equality 19

4 Full Prisons and Legal Killing 32

5 Sexual Assault and Rape 41

6 Violence and War 52

7 Observations as a Traveler 60

8 Women and the Carter Center 71

9 Learning from Human Rights Heroes 89

10 The Genocide of Girls 114

11 Rape 118

12 Slavery and Prostitution 125

13 Spouse Abuse 142

14 "Honor" Killings 150

15 Genital Cutting 154

16 Child Marriage and Dowry Deaths 158

17 Politics, Pay, and Maternal Health 163

18 The Road to Progress 176

Acknowledgments 199

Index 201

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A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
NewNooker32 More than 1 year ago
It is a book that ALL women and men (especially) should read. It had a profound affect on me and my views on war, the death penalty, and the horrific misuse of religion. The person who wrote that President Carter was a "senile old man" did not read this book. The person that said he was "sadly out of touch" also did not read the book. There is not a sane woman alive who desires herself or her female children to be beaten, raped, mutilated, and murdered as described in President Carter's excellent and thoroughly documented book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would love to know what the previous reader means by her comments. Does she dispute the facts in Pres. Carter's book about violence against women? So women don't value staying alive, not being raped, etc.?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very powerful book that both men and women should read and take action through our government and our churches.
PageOne More than 1 year ago
This is the book I have been waiting for someone to write. The book I wish I could have written. But I do not own the credentials for authorship. The best thing is, no one can dispute President Carter's authenticity or scream bias: he is an old, white, religious Southern male! How lucky can we gals get!
Peanut51 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!!  I have read it and am now going to pass it to my daughters.  
fjludwig More than 1 year ago
An excellent book. Carter lets us know there is more going on in the world than we realize, and more than is just happening in our own backyards. A must read for anyone that has any feelings whatsoever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've seen Mr. Carter on several interview shows; most recently on Charlie Rose. For a man his age, he is still sharp, witty, intelligent and he cares about human beings. It's about time someone of his stature wrote a book about what is going on with women in the 21st century! I'm especially appalled by some nations/religions forcing little girls to undergo the torture of genital mutilation! Not to mention the rapes, kidnappings, and young women and girls being forced into sexual slavery! Mr. Carter has taken a very sensitive subject and finally brought light into it's darkness. Time for the crimes against women to end!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a woman, i was left shaking my head and wondering if he even knows anything about the values that woman hold dear!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Senile old man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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