Welcome to the Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus!

 

Upcoming Zoom Programs:

People Power Peacemaking with Rivera Sun

Saturday June 22, 2024

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

“Mary Lou Kownacki’s Spirituality of
Nonviolence” with Anne McCarthy

Saturday July 13, 2024

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

 

“Philip Berrigan’s Prophetic Life & Writings for Peace and Disarmament”: Brad Wolf, editor of Phil Berrigan’s writings

Saturday August 3, 2024

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

 

Lessons from a Lifelong Activist: From Advocating for Nuclear Disarmament to Saving Elephants” Kristal Parks

Saturday August 17, 2024

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

 

“We Are All One: Honoring Sacred Wisdom, Women of Color & Environmental Justice” with Dr. Melanie Harris

Saturday September 7, 2024

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

 

“Cherished Belonging: Love in Divided Times” with Rev. Greg Boyle

Saturday September 14, 2024

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

 

“Come Alive with the Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman!” with Lerita Brown

Saturday October 26, 2024

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

 

“Paul the Pharisee: A Vision Beyond the Violence of Civilization” with John Dominic Crossan

Saturday November 9, 2024

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

 

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.”

For more info, click here

John Dear’s new book now available

“The Gospel of Peace:
Reading Matthew, Mark & Luke
from the Perspective of Nonviolence”

For info, click here
 
To order discount copies at $20 each,
Call Orbis Books at 1-800-258-5838 and give them the special code: “JDT”
 
 
 
 

To invite John Dear to speak in your city, write to: john@beatitudescenter.org 

National Catholic Reporter Review of “The Gospel of Peace,” click here
 
To watch Fr. John’s interview with Dean Young of Grace Cathedral about the book, click here
 
To watch Fr. John’s sermon at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, on Jan. 21, 2024, (at the 30 minute mark) click here

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LATEST NEWS FROM THE BEATITUDES CENTER

Quote for the Day: 

“The wolf shall live with the lamb; the leopard shall lie down with the kid. The calf and the lion will feed together, and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put its hand on the
adder’s den. They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the God of peace as the waters cover the sea.”

(Isaiah 11:6–9)

Quote for the Day: 

“I am called in the Word of God — as is everyone else — to the vocation of being human, nothing more and nothing less … To be a Christian
means to be called to be an exemplary human being. And to be a Christian categorically does not mean being religious. Indeed, all religious versions of the gospel are profanities. In the face of death, live humanly. In the middle of chaos, celebrate the Word. Amidst Babel, speak the truth. Confront the noise and verbiage and falsehood of death with the truth and potency and efficacy of the Word of God. Know the Word, teach the Word, nurture the Word, preach the Word, define the Word, incarnate the Word, do the Word, live the Word. And more than that, in the Word of God, expose death and all death’s works and wiles, rebuke lies,
cast out demons, exorcise, cleanse the possessed,
raise those who are dead in mind and conscience.”

–William Stringfellow

June 19, 2024

Dear friends, Christ’s peace be with you!

Just a reminder not to miss Rivera Sun’s inspiring presentation this Saturday, June 22nd on the grassroots movements of nonviolence in recent decades that have ended wars, tyranny and injustice, and what we can learn from them for the days ahead.

My hope is that her positive, hopeful stories of people power peacemaking movements will inspire us to renew our participation in our own grassroots movements and public action for justice, equality, disarmament, and creation, and that we too might continue to do our part to resist nonviolently the widespread of violence, war-making, injustice, and destruction that causes so much death and harm around the world. See you Saturday!