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Rev. John Dear is a long time peace activist, lecturer and teacher, and the author of 35 books. He has been nominated many times for the Nobel Peace Prize, including by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He works with CampaignNonviolence.org and the Vatican Nonviolence Initiative.
Sponsored by Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP), St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Pax Christi Palm Beach.
Join us for a talk, reading, reflection, and book-sining with longtime activist, priest, author, and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee John Dear about his new book, “They Will Inherit the Earth,” a landmark work which connects the way of active nonviolence with solidarity with Creation, and those barriers to hope for a non-violent society, such as the Death Penalty.
He has said: “Capital punishment can claim nothing to commend it. It will not bring healing or justice or restitution. …. It reinforces the heart-rending cycle of violence; it lays the burden of yet another murder… Behind it lies an illogical maxim: we kill those who kill to show that killing is wrong. If we really believed that killing was wrong, the state would set an example; official killing would be banished.”