REFLECTION: Building new “nonviolent cities”

by John Dear, Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Last year, I was invited to give a talk on peace in Carbondale, Illinois. I was surprised to discover that in recent years, activists from across Carbondale had come together with a broad vision of what their community could one day becomeā€”a nonviolent city. They wanted … Continue reading REFLECTION: Building new “nonviolent cities”

REFLECTION: An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

by John Dear, Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace That Friday evening I was just beginning to lead a weekend retreat at the Kirkridge Retreat Center in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, when we received word about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Like everyone else, we were grief-stricken, but we regrouped and became even more determined to … Continue reading REFLECTION: An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind