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The Ties That Bind: Women’s Public Vision for Politics, Religion, and Civil Society

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Praise for The Ties that Bind

“This is a prophetic work that constitutes a force for good in our times.”
–Dr. Cornel West, University Professor of Religion, Princeton University

“Amy Caiazza makes an invaluable contribution to the current debate about the role of religion in public life. She has induced women to speak in their own voice for the least among us. Notably missing from this account is the anger and self-righteousness. This is a must-read for those who see that faith can open ourselves to the suffering of others.”
–Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

“It’s high time that progressives took seriously the role of religion in American history and Americans’ lives. Amy Caiazza has listened carefully to the views and experiences of religious women from many par ts of the political spectrum, and the thoughtful, nuanced volume that she has now produced is a significant contribution to the gathering debate about the relationship between religion and politics in contemporary America.”
–Robert D. Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

“Amy Caiazza has captured the passion women have for social justice work, the sense of faith which compels us to do it, and the language we are using that makes the work possible even among people who do not always agree.  Much of this is the gift women have to offer—either by nature or a little nurture—to this very fractured world at the moment.”
–Margaret Rose, Director for Women's Ministries, Episcopal Church

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