If Nuns Ruled The World by Jo Piazza

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If your mental picture of nuns is straight from The Sound of Music, you should read this book.  The ten women profiled are each showing how women can dedicate themselves to improving the lives of the people around them.

There are nuns profiled here who have been jailed for civil disobedience.  They have protected women at abortion clinics.  They have cared for children born in prisons and women rescued from sex trafficking.  They have fought the church to include gay and lesbian people and to increase the opportunities for women.  They have been tortured for working in Central America and now work with other victims of torture.

Each of these women will challenge you to change the world around you.