Grace Episcopal Will Host Nobel Peace Prize Nominee John Dear April 6

Friday, March 28, 2014
Jesuit priest and Nobel Peace Prize nominee John Dear will speak at Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave., at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6, on the topic of non-violence and its importance in personal, community and global life. His talk will be followed by a reception and book-signing. 
            
John Dear is a Jesuit priest 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 a weekly column for the National Catholic Reporter at www.ncronline.org For further information, see www.johndear.org.

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