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A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power Hardcover – March 25, 2014

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“A tour de force of the global abuse and manipulation of women, including statistics that will stun most
readers with details that cannot be ignored…The scope of the material is astounding…Mr. Carter's A Call to Action should
not only be required reading in America, but should also serve as the template for a complete reinterpretation of the
religious views behind our treatment of each other, to discover what he claims is the true meaning behind the miracle of
creation.” Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A Call to Action reinforces his dedication to wiping out injustice—and his ability to move others to join his cause.”
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“When reading A Call to Action, I got the sense that this is a man who has spent nine decades advocating for women and
will continue to do so until his last breath. He is a man on a mission, listing 23 challenges he and The Carter Center
are determined to work on for the betterment of women. He demonstrates how he used his influence throughout his lifetime
to push women’s rights forward . . . Carter’s book overwhelms as well as inspires.” Source: Huffington Post

“Women’s studies scholars and readers interested in international human rights may find these accounts of discrimination
and abuse disturbing but should be challenged to respond to Carter’s call for action.” Source: Library Journal

“A Call to Action ends with a list of recommendations to ameliorate the condition of women and girls worldwide, such as
having more women in higher public office and involving religious scholars to give a more forward-looking interpretation
to their faiths. It is this commitment to a progressive religious outlook that makes Carter almost a lone voice in U.S.
politics.” Source: Progressive.org

“[Carter] wrote his book with deep knowledge, insight and compassion…Indeed, it is time to wake up.” Source: Morning
Call (PA)

“A Call to Action enhances [Carter’s] role as elder statesman and human rights warrior by focusing entirely on the
enslavement, degradation, and torture that women endure around the world. . . . an important book that should serve as a
reference guide and instructional manual for dealing with the atrocities against women.” Source: The Daily Beast

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About the Author
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Jimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he
and his wife founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the
world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of thirty books, including A Full Life:
Reflections at Ninety; A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power; An Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a
Rural Boyhood; and Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis.

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