Coming up this Wednesday, April 4th, Father John Dear will be doing a talk and book signing, called They Will Inherit the Earth, at James Reeb Universalist Unitarian Congregation (2146 E. Johnson St. Madison, WI 53704). Doors open at 6:30pm, talk begins at 7pm. This event is sponsored by the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project!
A note from the hosts:
In his landmark work, author, activist and Nobel peace prize nominee Father John Dear connects the way of active nonviolence and solidarity with Creation. He shows how our global epidemic of violence and war could only lead to catastrophic climate change. In this time of terrifying climate chaos, Fr. John Dear shares his own personal journey from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to the high desert of New Mexico where he now lives off the grid on a remote mesa. He shares his experience serving as a pastor in the mission church at Yosemite; encounters with New Mexican indigenous women who live at one with the earth while resisting nuclear weapons production at Los Alamos; his experience at Standing Rock in North Dakota, resisting the pipeline; reflections on the work of environmental leader Bill McKibben and Pope Francis’ monumental encyclical on the environment.
Rev. John Dear is a long time peace activist, lecturer and teacher, and is the author of 35 books including Thomas Merton Peacemaker, Lazarus Come Forth!, Living Peace: The Nonviolent Life, and The Beatitudes of Peace. He has been nominated many times for the Nobel Peace Prize, including by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He works with CampaignNonviolence.org and the Vatican Nonviolence Initiative. For more information or to register visit John Dear Event.