“Living the Nonviolence of Jesus, Gandhi & King: The Peacemaking Life Today”
During this weekend, longtime activist and author, Rev. John Dear will lead us in reflections on the creative nonviolence of Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., to help us reflect on our vocation to be peacemakers. As we reflect on their nonviolence, we will examine our own peacemaking lives and see how we can deepen nonviolence within and take new steps in our work for a nonviolent world, to welcome God’s reign of peace. Together, we will explore the Gospels and the teachings of Gandhi and King, have time for silent prayer and small group and large group discussion, and renew one another to go forth as God’s peacemakers and apostles of creative nonviolence to the world.
Rev. John Dear is an internationally recognized voice for peace and nonviolence. A priest, pastor, peacemaker, retreat leader, and author, he served for years as the director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest interfaith peace organization in the U.S. After September 11, 2001, he was a Red Cross coordinator of chaplains at the Family Assistance Center in New York, and counseled thousands of relatives and rescue workers. John has traveled the war zones of the world, been arrested some 75 times for peace, led Nobel Peace prize winners to Iraq, given thousands of lectures on peace across the U.S., and served as a pastor of several churches in New Mexico. He helps coordinate www.campaignnonviolence.org In 2008, Archbishop Desmond Tutu nominated John Dear for the Nobel Peace Prize. John’s many books include: The Nonviolent Life; Walking the Way; Thomas Merton Peacemaker; The God of Peace; Transfiguration; You Will Be My Witnesses; Living Peace; The Questions of Jesus; Put Down Your Sword; Jesus the Rebel; Peace Behind Bars; Lazarus Come Forth; Disarming the Heart, and his autobiography, A Persistent Peace. Visit: www.johndear.org
Cost $365 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition