An Evening with Fr. John Dear
Spirit and Light: Catholic Collaborative for Living Faith
Peacemaker, author and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Fr. John Dear, will talk with us about his new book, his life's work: The Gospel of Peace: A Commentary on Matthew, Mark, and Luke from the Perspective of Nonviolence. It is the first ever commentary on the Synoptic Gospels from the perspective of active nonviolence in the tradition of Gandhi and Dr. King. In this original work, Fr. John walks us through every line of the three synoptic Gospels pointing out Jesus' practice and teachings on nonviolence, peace, and universal love and invites us to follow him.
Co-presented by the St. Catherine of Siena Center and St. Giles Parish
Monday, March 11 - 7:00pm
McDonough Hall, St. Giles Catholic Parish, 1101 Columbian Ave.
(NW corner of Columbian Ave. @ Greenfield) Oak Park, IL 60302
$10 Suggested Donation
John Dear has been working for justice and disarmament and teaching peace and nonviolence for over four decades. The author of forty books, he has traveled in war zones around the world, and spoken to audiences around the world. He is the executive director of www.beatitudescenter.org where he offers online programs. He was nominated many times for the Nobel Peace Prize, including by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.