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Father John Dear joins us to discuss how he has committed his life to promoting world peace, social justice, non-violence and awareness of the extreme dangers we face with climate change.

His empowering message will motivate you to deeply consider your personal role in ending violence, racism and poverty as he shares his own accounts of non-violent activism, incarceration, protest and putting himself in harm’s way for the promotion of peace and justice.

“To be a Christian is to be a person of non-violence, which means to be a Christian you cannot have anything to do with war, racism, greed, nuclear weapons, environmental destruction … you have to be continuing Jesus’ life of revolutionary non-violence.”

His profound stories range from hitchhiking through war-ravaged Lebanon, where from the Sea of Galilee he witnessed Israeli bombs drop upon the place where Jesus spoke. Father Dear goes on to share his reflections from his life-long work that has taken him around the world, from the most dangerous war zones to the streets of the largest cities, spreading his message in protest of violence and social injustice.

Father Dear is an author and sought after lecturer on the topics of peace, disarmament and non-violence throughout the United States, and around the world, including national speaking tours of England, Australia and New Zealand.

Father Dear has received several peace awards, including the 2010 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award and has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize. In January 2008 he was nominated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and with Leo Rebello in 2015.

Today, Father Dear lives completely off the grid on a remote mountaintop in the desert, but continues his busy schedule of educating people on the necessity of creating a new culture of peace throughout the world.

“We all have to become activists; we all need to stand in opposition to the culture of war.”

 

Father Dear can be personally reached at  www.fatherjohndear.com 

Published work is available from Orbis Books, follow the links below.

Thomas Merton, Peacemaker

Lazarus, Come Forth!

You Will Be My Witnesses

They Will Inherit the Earth

Mohandas Gandhi

Daniel Berrigan

 

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.

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(Fr. Tom O’Brien, Fr. Ray Finch, Fr. Joe Everson, Fr. Russ Feldmeier)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Fr. Ray Finch.

OUR FOUNDERS

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(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

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(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

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Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Enrich your own vocation, walk-in solidarity with people overseas, and work together with Maryknoll Missioners. We offer US priests and Brothers ordained elsewhere the opportunity to work in overseas missions.

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“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop
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