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Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War

In conversation with Reverend Dr. Gwynne Guibord
Monday, October 3, 2011
Episode Summary
In a personal account of the communal power of women to change history, the founder of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace chronicles the unthinkable violence she's confronted living through civil war and the peace she helped to broker by empowering her countrywomen and others around the world to take action.

Participant(s) Bio
Leymah Roberta Gbowee helped organize and then lead the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords. The movement brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003 and Gbowee emerged as an international leader. She is the central character in the 2009 documentary film Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which has been used as an advocacy tool in post-conflict zones in Africa, mobilizing women to petition for peace and security. This is her first book.

The Reverend Dr. Gwynne Guibord is the Founder and President of "The Guibord Center - Religion Inside Out." Interreligious dialogues initiated by Dr. Guibord in Southern California include those with the Hindu Community, the Sikh Community, and the Buddhist community. She is the co-chair of The National Muslim - Christian Initiative Dialogue on behalf of The National Council of Churches in Christ USA. She also currently represents The Episcopal Church USA for the NCCC's Christian-Jewish Dialogue. Among her many awards are The Muslim Peace Award from The Islamic Center of Southern California, and most recently The Distinguished Alumna Award for 2010 from The Claremont School of Theology. She is an award winning preacher and much sought after public speaker.