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Our Advent Journey of Nonviolence:
Preparing for the Nonviolent Jesus;
An Advent Series with Rev. John Dear
December 6, 13, 20, 2020

A three-week online zoom course this Advent, with sessions led by Rev. John Dear on three consecutive Sunday afternoons, Dec. 6, 13, 20. Each online zoom class will start at 2:00 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST each Sunday and last about an hour and a half. Registration for the course is $60.

On Dec. 6th, we will reflect on Advent, prayer and preparing for the coming of the nonviolent Jesus again in our lives and use Advent readings from the book of Isaiah.

On December 13th, we will reflect on the life and message of John the Baptist for ourselves, how we can repent of our complicity with systemic violence as he says, and how we can prepare to welcome the nonviolent Jesus as he suggests.

On December 20th, we will reflect on Mary’s advent journey in the Annunciation (as contemplative nonviolence) to the Visitation (as active nonviolence) to the Magnificat (as prophetic nonviolence), and where we are on that Advent journey. We’ll conclude with reflections on what the birth and life of the nonviolent Jesus means for us today.

After each presentation, there will be time for questions and reflections. Participants will be asked to read scripture passages and keep an Advent Journal. In each session, John will invite us to name “stretches,” or doable, concrete challenges, that we can work on in the week ahead as we prepare for Christmas. 

Paying by check — make payable to John Dear.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be honored after Zoom link is issued. Deadline to register is December 4, 2020.

The Year of Living Nonviolently:
A New Year’s Day Resolution Retreat Session
Friday, January 1, 2021
With Rev. John Dear

John will lead us in prayer and reflection on this New-Year’s day on active loving nonviolence and tell how we can deepen our nonviolence in this new year, to make it for us, a new year of nonviolence. He will invite us to name “stretches,” or doable, concrete challenges, that we can work on in the months and year ahead, to help us become more nonviolent. At the end, we will pledge ourselves to deepen our Gospel nonviolence throughout the year.

This online zoom retreat time will start at 2:00 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST, Friday, January 1; and last for one and a half to two hours. It will cost $25.

Paying by check – make payable to John Dear.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be honored after Zoom link is issued. Deadline to register is December 30, 2020.

The More Excellent Way of Love and Nonviolent Protest:
Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail and What it Means for Us Today
Saturday, January 16, 2021.
With Rev. John Dear

John Dear will lead us in a reflection on Dr. King’s famous statement, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” 1963, and what Dr. King’s message means for each one of us today. Participants are asked to read the letter before the event. John will invite us to name “stretches,” or doable, concrete challenges, that we can work on in the months ahead so that we can help eradicate racism and violence, and become more nonviolent, loving people.

This online zoom session will start at 2:00 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST, January 16; and last for one and a half to two hours. It will cost $25.

Paying by check – make payable to John Dear.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be honored after Zoom link is issued. Deadline to register is January 14, 2021.

Blessed are the Peacemakers:
An Introduction to the Nonviolent Jesus
A Saturday Workshop
February 6, 2021
With Rev. John Dear

John will offer a basic introduction to the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus from the perspective of Gandhian/Kingian nonviolence. He will invite us to name “stretches,” or doable, concrete challenges, that we can work on in the months ahead to become more mature disciples of the nonviolent Jesus.

This online zoom session will start at 2:00 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST, February 6; and last for one and a half to two hours. It will cost $25.

Paying by check – make payable to John Dear.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be honored after Zoom link is issued. Deadline to register is January 29, 2021.

Jonah and the Whale’s Tale:
An Ash Wednesday Retreat Session on the Book of Jonah,
the call to repent and nonviolent change
February 17, 2021
with Rev. John Dear

We will begin Lent together on Ash Wednesday by reading, studying and reflecting on the short book of Jonah in the Hebrew Bible, and how we can continue Jonah’s prophetic mission by calling for a new culture of nonviolence, and how we can repent of our complicity with systemic violence like the people of Ninevah. John will invite us to name “stretches,” or doable, concrete challenges, that we can work on during Lent as we follow the nonviolent Jesus to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

This online zoom session will start at 2:00 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST; and last for one and a half hour to two hours. It will cost $25.

Paying by check – make payable to John Dear.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be honored after Zoom link is issued. Deadline to register is February 15, 2021.

Following the Nonviolent Jesus:
A Lenten Series Based on John’s book, “Walking the Way.”
Every Monday in Lent for seven weeks thru Easter Monday,
February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2021
With Rev. John Dear

This Monday Lenten series will take us through several key episodes in the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus from the perspective of Gandhian/Kingian nonviolence, including his baptism; Sermon on the Mount teachings; campaign to Jerusalem; arrival and civil disobedience in Jesus, his last evening, his execution, and on Easter Monday, his resurrection. In preparation for the class, it is recommended that participants read at least one or maybe all of the Synoptic Gospels—Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Questions will be proposed for each class. John will also invite us to name “stretches,” or doable, concrete challenges, that we can work on during Lent as we follow the nonviolent Jesus to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Much of the class will be based on “Walking the Way: Following Jesus on the Lenten Journey of Nonviolence from the Cross to the Resurrection,” by John Dear, available from 23rd publications or amazon.com. It is recommended for the course.

Each online zoom class will begin at 7:00 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST each Monday and last about an hour and a half, February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2021. It will cost $100.

Paying by check – make payable to John Dear.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be honored after Zoom link is issued. Deadline to register is February 20, 2021.

Peace Be With You:
The Easter Journey of Nonviolence
An Easter Retreat Day
Saturday April 10, 2021
With Rev. John Dear

As we begin Easter season, we will look at some of the Easter accounts in the Gospels, ponder the nonviolence of the risen Jesus, and reflect on how we can be Easter people of Gospel nonviolence, people who welcome the risen Jesus’ Easter gift of peace. John will invite us to name “stretches,” or doable, concrete challenges, that we can work on during the Easter Season to help us practice resurrection and live in resurrection peace and nonviolence.

This online zoom session will start at 2:00 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST, April 10; and last for one and a half to two hours. It will cost $25.

Paying by check – make payable to John Dear.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be honored after Zoom link is issued. Deadline to register is April 8, 2021.

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Daniel Berrigan:
A Retreat Session on the Life and Writings of Daniel Berrigan
Saturday, May 8, 2021
With Rev. John Dear

Sunday May 9th marks the 100th anniversary of the birthday of legendary peacemaker, Fr. Daniel Berrigan, who was John Dear’s lifelong friend and mentor. On Saturday May 8th, John will share reflections on Dan’s life, writings, and challenges for us today, and encourage us to take up anew where Daniel Berrigan left off. He recommends getting and studying the books he edited: “Daniel Berrigan: Essential Writings,” and “And the Risen Bread: The Selected Poems of Daniel Berrigan.”

This online zoom session will start at 2:00 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST, May 8; and last three hours with a short break. It will cost $40.

Paying by check – make payable to John Dear.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be honored after Zoom link is issued. Deadline to register is May 6, 2021.

More Online Zoom Workshops and Retreats to Come!

And Coming in 2022: In Person Four Day Gatherings on the Nonviolent Jesus

In the heart of the Central Coast of California with Fr. John Dear