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Host Fr. John Dear on his 2024 Speaking Tour for his Forthcoming Orbis Book:
“The Gospel of Peace: A Commentary on Matthew, Mark and Luke from the Perspective of Nonviolence.”
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LATEST NEWS FROM THE BEATITUDES CENTER
March 23, 2023
Dear friends, Blessings of Christ’s peace to you!
As we approach Holy Week, I’m offering a zoom session on “Jesus’ Holy Week Nonviolence,” on Saturday, April 1st to help us reflect on Jesus’ spectacular nonviolence and the way of the cross as nonviolent resistance to the culture of violence and war.
With all the insanity, injustice, and violence in the world, we rarely hear about “the way of the cross” any more. I think for centuries it has been watered down to refer to any personal difficulty we might be facing. But that is not what the Gospels proclaim.
The way of the cross is active, steadfast, nonviolent resistance to the culture of violence, injustice, war, and empire. It means joining Jesus’ grassroots campaign of nonviolence against state-sanctioned violence and imperialism, and announcing the coming of God’s reign of peace and justice, a whole new culture of nonviolence here and now. This campaign of nonviolent resistance is never well received. That’s why Dorothy Day once said that the measure of our discipleship to the nonviolent Jesus is how much trouble we’re in!