My Path to Peace and Justice

An Autobiography

By Richard T. McSorley, S. J.

My Path to Peace and Justice

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  • ISBN: 9781608990542
  • Pages: 288
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $34.00
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Web Price: $27.20

My Path to Peace and Justice

An Autobiography

By Richard T. McSorley, S. J.

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  • ISBN: 9781608990542
  • Pages: 288
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $34.00
Web Price: $27.20

About-

Richard T. McSorley, S. J. (1914 - 2002) led an extraordinary life. He survived a World War II prison camp to become one of the great peacemakers of the twentieth century. From struggles against segregation in the late forties to Vietnam War protests in the sixties to condemnation of nuclear weapons in the eighties, McSorley has been on the cutting edge of the great social justice movements of the last half-century.

His life crossed paths with many of the world's most notable figures: Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Daniel and Philip Berrigan; the Kennedy family; Bill Clinton; Don Helder Camara; and a host of peace leaders from throughout the world.

In this autobiography published six years before his death, McSorley documents his life, his travels throughout Europe, South American, Central America and the Middle East. His descriptions of these events form a backdrop of the real story - his spiritual journey toward active peacemaking and unswerving pacifism. Through it all he weaves the thread of the theology of peace. He applies gospel principles to our social and government structures. McSorley may be best known for his ability to cut through academic arguments to state the truth in the most basic of terms. He counters the justification of war with the biblical call to love enemies. This book is an account of a life devoted to God and of service to the community.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"I consider myself fortunate to have been a fellow traveler with Dick McSorley for the last half of this fifty-year span. I still recall the day on which I heard Father McSorley insist that it is the willingness of our national leaders to use nuclear weapons that is the source and ultimate explanation of the mounting level of violence that threatens to destroy us as a nation and as a people. I am convinced that this analysis is profoundly true. It has the past, and continues today, to inspire my commitment to peacemaking."
-- The Most Reverend Walter T. Sullivan
Bishop of Richmond

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The Reverend Richard McSorley, S.J. (1914 - 2002), was professor of peace studies at Georgetown University and writer of eight books on pacifism and social justice. As a Jesuit priest ordained in 1946, he completed his studies for his Ph.D. at Ottawa University. In 1970, he co-founded St. Francis Catholic Worker in Washington, D.C. He served as a board member of the National Interreligious Board for Conscientious Objectors for 15 years and was a National Council member of Pax Christi, U.S.A. from 1983 to 1989. He has written five other books and is a nationally recognized newspaper columnist.

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