President Jimmy Carter stopped by The Washington Post for a question and answer session on Wednesday afternoon, reflecting on religion and the status of women and girls across the globe, the subject he covers in his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.”
The very first question, by Sally Quinn, founding editor of OnFaith, who was joined by Post columnist David Ignatius, was poignant: Given what women face across the globe, often under the guise of religion, has God turned his back on women? Carter, with his seventy years of teaching Sunday School and post-White House humanitarian work, is probably one of the best people to answer such a question. Take a listen in this video:
Carter also talked about human trafficking and what is often called “modern day slavery.” Atlanta, with its international airport, is apparently a hub, the former president said.
Quinn also asked Carter, which countries had the worst record of abuse when it comes to women and girls.