Welcome to the Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus!

This Center was founded and launched on the feast of All Saints, November 1, 2020, to help teach and promote the nonviolence of Jesus, so that we can deepen our Gospel nonviolence; work for an end to racism, poverty, war, nuclear weapons and environmental destruction; and welcome God’s reign of peace and nonviolence here on earth. We offer online zoom classes, workshops, conferences, and retreats, and will start in person conferences in the heart of the Central Coast of California in 2022. Register now for one of our many upcoming programs, and please help us by telling your friends about this new project and promoting us on social media. May we all become Beatitude peacemakers for the Nonviolent Jesus! –Fr. John Dear

Welcome to the Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus!

 

Upcoming Zoom Programs:

“The Nonviolence of St. Francis and St. Clare”
Ken Butigan
Saturday, March 12, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is March 7th

“The Art of Amounting to Nothing: A Poetic Exploration of Poverty of Spirit, Meditation and Peace”
with Br. Paul Quenon, Abbey of Gethsemani
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is March 28th

“The Art of Amounting to Nothing: A Poetic Exploration of Poverty of Spirit, Meditation and Peace”
with Br. Paul Quenon, Abbey of Gethsemani
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is March 28th

“The Trouble with Our State: The Poetry of Daniel Berrigan” 
Bill Wylie-Kellermann and John Dear
Saturday, May 7th, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is May 2rd

“The Trouble with Our State: The Poetry of Daniel Berrigan” 
Bill Wylie-Kellermann and John Dear
Saturday, May 7th, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is May 2rd

“The Mystical Foundations of Nonviolence” 
Jim Finley
Saturday, June 4, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is Monday, May 30th

“The Mystical Foundations of Nonviolence” 
Jim Finley
Saturday, June 4, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is Monday, May 30th

“Living in the Light of Christ’s Peace: My New Pastoral Letter on Nuclear Disarmament” with Archbishop John Wester of New Mexico
Saturday, July 2, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is June 27th

“Living in the Light of Christ’s Peace: My New Pastoral Letter on Nuclear Disarmament” with Archbishop John Wester of New Mexico
Saturday, July 2, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is June 27th

“On Pilgrimage: Dorothy Day’s CW Writings in the 1960s and 1970s”
Robert Ellsberg
Saturday, July 23, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is July 18th

“On Pilgrimage: Dorothy Day’s CW Writings in the 1960s and 1970s”
Robert Ellsberg
Saturday, July 23, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is July 18th

“The Buddhist Path of Peace and Nonviolence”
Roshi Joan Halifax
Saturday, August 6, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is August 1st.

“A Theology of Peace and Nonviolence” Fr. John Dear
Saturday, August 13, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is August 8th

Revolutionary NonviolenceRev. James Lawson in Conversation About his New Book 
Saturday September 10, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is September 5th

Revolutionary NonviolenceRev. James Lawson in Conversation About his New Book 
Saturday September 10, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is September 5th

“Henri Nouwen’s Unlikely Story of Flying, Falling, and Catching” with Carolyn Whitney-Brown
Saturday September 24, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is September 19th

“Henri Nouwen’s Unlikely Story of Flying, Falling, and Catching” with Carolyn Whitney-Brown
Saturday September 24, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is September 19th

“The History of Catholic Social Teaching” with Professor David O’Brien
Saturday October 1, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is September 26th

“The History of Catholic Social Teaching” with Professor David O’Brien
Saturday October 1, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is September 26th

“Dr. King’s North Star: Exploring His 6 Principles of Nonviolence” with Kazu Haga
Saturday October 15, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is Monday, October 10th

“Dr. King’s North Star: Exploring His 6 Principles of Nonviolence” with Kazu Haga
Saturday October 15, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is Monday, October 10th

“Dorothy Day and Gospel Nonviolence” with Martha Hennessey
Saturday November 12, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is November 7th

Nonviolent Resistance in the World TodayMaria Stephan
Saturday December 3, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is November 28th

“A Christmas Peace Retreat with Fr. John Dear”
Saturday December 17, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is December 12th

“Quiet Prophecy: Another Kind of Protest” Fr. Ron Rolheiser
Saturday January 14, 2023

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is January 9th

“The Nonviolent Heart: Life Lessons from St. Therese of Lisieux”
Marisa Guerin
Saturday February 18, 2023

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is February 13th

“Walking the Path of Peace with Merton’s Friend Robert Lax” Steve Georgiou
Saturday March 4, 2023

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is February 27th

“Jesus’ Holy Week Journey of Nonviolence”
Fr. John Dear
Saturday April 1, 2023

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is March 27th

Dr. Cornel West in Conversation with Fr. John Dear
Saturday May 20, 2023

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is May 15th

“Dorothy Day and Gospel Nonviolence” with Martha Hennessey
Saturday November 12, 2022

11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

Deadline to register to be sure of receiving the link is November 7th

Upcoming In-Person Retreat With Fr. John Dear

“Blessed Are the Peacemakers:”

Living the Sermon on the Mount with Rev. John Dear, April 25-28, 2022

Inn at Morro Bay
Morro Bay, California

 

An In-Person Retreat/Workshop

“Gandhi, King, Day & Berrigan” with Rev. John Dear, May 23-26, 2022
Inn at Morro Bay
Morro Bay, California

 

An In-Person Retreat/Workshop

Everything Is Emptiness and Everything Is Compassion: A Weekend on the Life and Teachings of Thomas Merton,”  with Rev. John Dear, October 7-9, 2022.

Inn at Morro Bay
Morro Bay, California

An In-Person Retreat/Workshop

“You Are My Witnesses: Following the Nonviolent Jesus for the Rest of Our Lives”

with Rev. John Dear, September 19-22, 2022

Inn at Morro Bay
Morro Bay, California

 

An In-Person Retreat/Workshop

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LATEST NEWS FROM THE BEATITUDES CENTER

September 28, 2022

Dear friends,  Christ’s peace!

Martin Luther King, Jr. taught and modeled relentless, persistent, active, creative nonviolence as the way to follow Jesus in a world of racism, poverty, warfare, and systemic violence. Early on, Dr. King outlined six guiding principles on nonviolence, which he lived out throughout his public life and work. Now referred to as the Six Principles of Kingian Nonviolence, these simple teachings have inspired millions of people not only in the Civil Rights Movement, but in countless movements for liberation around the world. 

A few years ago, a young friend, activist, and teacher of nonviolence from Oakland, California, named Kazu Haga published an amazing book called “Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm,” using Dr. King’s six principles of nonviolence in a fresh new way to make them practical for all of us today.  

I’m delighted to welcome Kazu to the Beatitudes Center on Saturday, October 15th, (11am Pacific/ 12pm Mountain/ 1pm Central/ 2pm Eastern time) for a zoom session on what he calls “Dr. King’s North Star,” his six principles of nonviolence.