10 am | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Join the Prescott Peace Builders at the Prescott Public Library for a facilitated book discussion of John Dear's They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace & Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change. In this landmark work, author, activist and Nobel peace prize nominee father John Dear connects the way of active nonviolence with solidarity with Creation, and shows how our global epidemic of violence and war could only leave to catastrophic climate change. He cites Jesus’ third Beautitude as the basis for his meditation: “blessed are the meek they will inherit the earth.”
Thomas Merton said “meekness” was the biblical word for "non-violence" in the Gandhi/King sense, so Dear reflects how Jesus connected nonviolence with oneness with creation…and how we need to do the same.
This is a Free Community Event sponsored by the Prescott Peace Builders. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Peregrine Book Company. Event Location: Prescott Public Library, Founders Suite, 215 East Goodwin St., Prescott.
About the Book
Longtime activist John Dear invites us to return to nonviolence as a way of life and a living solidarity with Mother Earth and her creatures.
About the Author
John Dear is a priest, activist, lecturer, and author of thirty books including Living Peace; The Questions of Jesus; Lazarus Come Forth; You Will Be My Witnessess; Disarming the Heart: The God of Peace; The Nonviolent Life; and his autobiography, A Perisistent Peace. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He lives in New Mexico.