Rev. John Dear, SJ


Pope Francis Calls Us to Practice Nonviolence

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“Pope Francis now released the annual World Day of Peace Message for January 1, 2017, called “Nonviolence—A Style of Politics for Peace.””

Rev. John Dear
Published in: Counterpunch, Pace e Bene, War is a Crime, Sierra County Prospect, Las Vegas Sun, Pagosa Daily Post, The Santa Fe New Mexican
Date: December 12,13,14,18,2016, January 2,2017
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Taking a Stand at Standing Rock

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“Like millions of other concerned people, I’ve followed the standoff at the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota for months.”

Rev. John Dear
Published in: Counterpunch, Chicago Activism, Grassroots Press, OpedNews, Common Dreams, Eureka Spring News, Tacoma Weekly, The Free Weekly, Sierra County Prospect, Gilmer Free Press
Date: November 6,7,10,18,2016
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The Church’s Turn Toward Nonviolence

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“For its first three centuries, Christianity required the practice of active nonviolence as taught by Jesus. The early Christians refused to serve the Roman Empire or kill in its wars, and so they were routinely arrested and killed…”

Rev. John Dear
Published in: Huffington Post, Counterpunch, Pace e Bene, Transcend Media Service, Pax Christi USA, The PeaceWorker, Gilmer Free Press
Date: April 20,21,25,26 July 8,2016
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Building New “Nonviolent Cities”

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“Last year, I was invited to give a talk on peace in Carbondale, Illinois. I was surprised to discover that in recent years, activists from across Carbondale had come together with a broad vision of what their community could one day become—a nonviolent city…”

John Dear
Published in: Huffington Post, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, La Progressive, The PeaceWorker, Truthout
Date: March 14,18,28,29,2016
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