Christine Gervais (Associate Professor) recently published a new book, titled Beyond the Altar: Women Religious, Patriarchal Power, and the Church (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2018). The book "illustrates how women religious overcome sexist subjugation by side-stepping the patriarchal power of the Roman Catholic Church." It "counters the stereotypical image of Catholic nuns as being loyally compliant with their church by showing how a number of current and former women religious in Canada challenge their institutional religion’s precepts and engage in transformative strategies to effect change both within and outside the Roman Catholic Church." (official description)
There will be a book launch with the author on Monday April 23, 3:30 to 6:30 at FSS 4004, University of Ottawa.