Thomas Merton’s Advice for Peacemakers

July 12, 2018 - July 14, 2018

July 12-20, 2018 – Weekend Workshop
and Week 2 courses


Thomas Merton’s Advice for Peacemakers

Weekend Course: July 12-14, 2018 

(Thursday evening lecture; 9-4:30 Friday and Saturday)

Thomas Merton has been a source of inspiration, wisdom and sound advice for countless people, from Pope Francis to the Dalai Lama. Peacemaking was a major concern for him. Jim Forest draws on his visits and intense correspondence with Merton during the last seven years of the monk’s life. The letters — to Forest, Dorothy Day, Dan Berrigan and others — remain helpful and timely, all the more so given the nerve-wracking period in which we now are living.

Jim Forest’s life carried him from the U.S. Navy to the Catholic Worker movement, from being a newspaper reporter to becoming a widely-read author, from teaching posts to prison cells, from western Christianity to the undivided church. His many books include biographies of Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Daniel Berrigan.

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