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New Book Calls For The Religious To Put Beliefs Into Action

Here & Now's Lisa Mullins talks with Sister Joan Chittister, author of "The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage."
"The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage," by Sister Joan Chittister. (Jack Mitchell/Here & Now)

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins talks with Sister Joan Chittister, author of “The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage.”

Book Excerpt: ‘The Time Is Now’

by Joan Chittister

We have a choice.

You and I stand in a space between two worlds. The first world is the one we were told— and never doubted— would last. The statue of Lady Liberty stood in the bay of the Port of New York and welcomed foreigners to our shores. The Constitution rested on its three-part government, each one serving as a check and balance on the other two, all of them devoted to answering the needs of

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