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On the Road to Peace

On the Road to Peace is a column on nonviolence from Jesuit Fr. John Dear, a peace activist and the author of more than 20 books.

Jonah and the mission of peace (part 1)


Usually it seems God has one of three directions for us: "Come follow me"; "Stay with me" (and "Keep watch!"); or "Go and tell them ..." The first is the call to discipleship; the second, a summons to accompaniment and companionship; the third, a push into prophetic ministry, to go forth and announce to the world of war and injustice God's desire for peace and justice.

Spending time with a Catholic Worker house in Northern California, part two


Jesus, according to the four Gospels, welcomed everyone with his healing embrace. In fact, his outreach began with those who were not welcomed anywhere else. He placed them at the center of his community of peace, love and nonviolence. He put them in the center of his nonviolent vision, his all-inclusive mission.

'Bidder 70' focuses on climate activist Tim DeChristopher


Edward Snowden's revelation earlier this month to The Guardian that the U.S. government keeps phone records of nearly every American is shocking, disturbing and, alas, to be expected. We've become a culture of unbridled corporate greed, unchecked violence and global warfare that serves the 1 percent and hurts the world's poor, hungry, sick and children, not to mention the earth itself, so it's no wonder Big Brother is monitoring us all.


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August 2-15, 2013


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