Sister Joan Chittister
OSB & Author, The Gift of Years;
Co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women
"The Shriver Report is the most important gathering of data and analysis of social issues to happen for women in the United States in over 50 years: It will change the character of our interpersonal relationships. It will be the criteria against which future social policies will be evaluate. It will recast the discussion about society's need for women's gifts. It will redefine the place of women in developing our nation. It will give the issues of the modern world a broader, deeper, more inclusive perspective. It will bring real equality and real respect for the skills and presence and insights of women as well as men in this country. And, as a result, we will be a stronger, more creative, more compassionate people."