A Talk and Book-Signing with Activist, Author and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Fr. John Dear
7:00 PM, Sunday, March 16, 2014
University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, WA 98105
(Free Parking in University of Washington Bookstore Lot)
“How can we become people of nonviolence and help the world become more nonviolent? What does it mean to be a person of active nonviolence? How can we help build a global grassroots movement of nonviolence to disarm the world, relieve unjust human suffering, make a more just society and protect creation and all creatures? What is a nonviolent life?”
These are the questions John Dear–Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author and long time peace activist–poses in his new book, The Nonviolent Life. John Dear suggests that the life of nonviolence requires three simultaneous attributes: being nonviolent toward ourselves; being nonviolent to all people, all creatures, and all creation; and joining the global grassroots movement of nonviolence. Come hear John discuss his vision of nonviolence, and meet him and get a signed copy of the book.
John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. He is a popular speaker, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader, and the author/editor of 30 books. He has organized and participated in nonviolent campaigns for over three decades; been arrested some 75 times in acts of civil disobedience against war and injustice; and spent nearly a year of his life in jail for peace. Recently, John was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He works with www.paceebene.org, and writes for the National Catholic Reporter at www.ncronline.org. For further information, see www.fatherjohndear.org.
Sponsored by Church Council of Greater Seattle, Fellowship of Reconciliation-Seattle Chapter, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Our Lady of the Lake Justice & Peace Committee, University Temple United Methodist Church, Wedgwood Justice & Peace Coalition