Originally published in 1992, the critically acclaimed Seeds of Nonviolence chronicles John Dear's early experiments in Gospel nonviolence, from his service to the homeless in Washington, DC; various nonviolent civil disobedience actions against war and injustice; journals and diaries from Central America, the Philippines, death row, the Abbey of Gethsemani and elsewhere; essays on the theological and biblical roots of nonviolence; and a closing journal of peacemaking kept during the First Gulf War in 1991. Writing in the tradition of Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day, and Mahatma Gandhi, John Dear shares his reflections and theology on the run, from the front lines of the struggle for justice and peace. Seeds of Nonviolence inspires us to undertake our own experiments in Gospel nonviolence and to reap a new harvest of peace and justice.
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"The whole list of issues is John's. Anyone who reads this journal collection of experiences, shares in these reflections and joins in the prayers John Dear writes down from his own ever deeper union with God, will begin to value every person--especially the poorest--as a uniquely beautiful and sacred image of God." --from the foreword by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, John Dear is a Jesuit priest, pastor, and lecturer who has worked for peace and justice for decades. He has traveled the war zones of the world, organized hundreds of protests, directed the Fellowship of Reconciliation (the largest interfaith peace group in the nation), been arrested some 75 times for nonviolent protests against war and injustice, and lectured across the country about Gospel nonviolence in the tradition of Dr. King and Mahatma Gandhi. He currently lives in New Mexico and works with Pax Christi on a campaign to disarm Los Alamos. He writes a weekly column for the National Catholic Reporter at www.ncrcafe.org and is featured in the film "The Narrow Path" (from www.sandamianofoundation.org).
His many books include The God of Peace and The Sound of Listening (both available from Wipf and Stock); Transfiguration, Living Peace, The Questions of Jesus, Mohandas Gandhi, Jesus the Rebel, Mary of Nazareth: Prophet of Peace, You Will Be My Witnesses, and Peace Behind Bars.