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Rev. John Dear

Rev. John Dear

Rev. John Dear is a longtime activist, and author of 35 books on peace and nonviolence, including his most recent book, "They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change" (2018). He works with www.campaignnonviolence.org. His other books include: "Thomas Merton, Peacemaker" (2015); "Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action" (2004); "Jesus the Rebel: Bearer of God's Peace and Justice" (2000); "Transfiguration: A Meditation on Transforming Ourselves and Our World" (2007), and his autobiography, "A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World" (2008). See more of his work on his website: www.johndear.org


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My Long-Lost Conversation With John Lewis on His Vision of Nonviolence

In this never-before-released interview, the late civil rights leader and congressman talks systemic racism, permanent warfare, extreme poverty and nonviolence as a way of life.

Rev. John Dear ·


'I Never Thought I'd Live to See This Day': The Beginning of the End for Nuclear Weapons

Few antiwar activists ever thought they'd see nuclear weapons banned, but thanks to dedicated organizing, a historic UN treaty goes into effect today.

Rev. John Dear ·


Life Under the Bomb Means a Life of Resistance

This 75th anniversary of Hiroshima should not just be an interesting historical marker; it should be a turning point, when the U.S. renounces its nuclear legacy, and charts a new course for itself and humanity.

Rev. John Dear ·


Keep the Good Book Closed, Trump Says. We Say, Open It and Resist!

The churches needs to send the racist president, the Republican party, the One Percent, the warmakers and all racist supporters of the unjust status quo the holy message that Christians across the board reject their violence.

Rev. John Dear ·


Fire Drill Fridays Take L.A.

Catastrophic climate change is not coming in fifty or one hundred years. It’s upon us now.

Rev. John Dear ·


A Christmas Arrest for Climate Justice on #FireDrillFriday

We need to go way beyond Gandhi and Dr. King, and build a global grassroots, bottom up, people power movement of active nonviolence on behalf of all creation the likes of which the world has never seen.

Rev. John Dear ·


Over 3300 Actions This Week with Campaign Nonviolence

It’s about time for all of us to step to the plate the way Gandhi and Tutu and so many other heroes and peace leaders have before us.

Rev. John Dear ·


The Ongoing Call for Nuclear Abolition at Los Alamos

The sick people who prevent gun control and support AK47s are the same people who support the building and maintenance of nuclear weapons, which put millions of people at risk from some unimaginable massacre to come.

Rev. John Dear ·

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