They Will Inherit the Earth
- Feb. 26, 2018
-- John Dear, longtime activist, priest, author and Nobel peace prize nominee will speak on his new book on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace & Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change
is a landmark work which connects the way of active nonviolence with solidarity with Creation. It shows how our global epidemic of violence and war can only lead to catastrophic climate change, and why we need to help build up the global grassroots movement of nonviolence.
In this time of terrifying climate chaos, 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, "Laudato Si";and ends with suggested steps forward into conscious, mindful solidarity with all creatures and Mother Earth through active, steadfast nonviolence, what he calls, "eschatological nonviolence,"
walking the earth in the footsteps of the nonviolent Jesus into the Kingdom of God.
In his talk and book-signing, he will invite us to rise to the occasion, deepen our nonviolence, take new steps into active solidarity with Mother Earth and suffering humanity, and do what we can to welcome a new culture of peace and nonviolence.
Rev. John Dear 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 and the Vatican Nonviolence Initiative and lives in New Mexico.
More information can be found at http://www.votfnj.org/