Many of you know Chittister's work, but if you don't here's a great quote from a recent interview she gave to the Jackson Free Press. The interviewer's question: "So, as a woman of faith, as a monastic, how do you see your role and the role of other people of faith in the world?"
Sister Joan's answer:
It's a simple one: To see injustice and say so, to find the truth and proclaim it, to allow no stone to be unturned when it is a stone that will be cast at anyone else. It's just that simple. There is nothing institutional, organizational, political about it. It says: "Where I am, you may not harm these people. You may not deride them; you may not reject them; you may not sneer at them, and you certainly cannot blame them for their own existence."