The Newman Center Foundation as part of its
2009 - 2010 Distinguished Speakers Series presents
Rev. John Dear, S.J.
"Following the Nonviolent Jesus In a World of Violence and War"
7:30 p.m. Thursday
UK Newman Center
320 Rose Lane
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Free & open to the public. Refreshments to follow the presentation.
Fr. John Dear will share reflections about the world of violence and war, the life of creative nonviolence and peace, Jesus’ active nonviolence, and how we can become contemplatives, activists, and prophets of peace and justice to work for a new world without war, poverty, nuclear weapons or global warming.
Fr. John Dear, S.J. is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. A Jesuit priest, peace activist, and lecturer, he has served as the director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (the largest interfaith peace organization in the nation); a Red Cross coordinator of chaplains in New York City at the Family Assistance Center after 9/11; and pastor to several churches in the desert of New Mexico. He has been arrested over 75 times in acts of civil disobedience against war and nuclear weapons. His many books include Living Peace; Disarming the Heart; Jesus the Rebel; The God of Peace; and most recently, his autobiography, A Persistent Peace. He writes a weekly column for the National Catholic Reporter at www.ncronline.org . Recently, Archbishop Desmond Tutu nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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