This year’s first Thomas Berry Lecture will feature John Dear, internationally reknown author and speaker, practitioner of non-violence. His talk is entitled “They Will Inherit the Earth.” Reception to follow.
This is a ticketed event. It is fund and friend raiser for CFET. Contact Cathy Nevins at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 856-816-6373 for more information, and to find out how you and/or your business can be a sponsor!
John Dear is the embodiment of a peacemaker,” Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote a few years ago when he nominated John for the Nobel Peace Prize. “He has led by example through his actions and in his writings and in numerous sermons, speeches and demonstrations. He believes that peace is not something static, but rather to make peace is to be engaged, mind, body and spirit.
His teaching is to love yourself, to love your neighbor, your enemy, and to love the world and to understand the profound responsibility in doing all of these. He is a man who has the courage of his convictions and who speaks out and acts against war, the manufacture of weapons and any situation where a human being might be at risk through violence. For evil to prevail requires only that good people sit on the sidelines and do nothing. John Dear is compelling all of us to stand up and take responsibility for the suffering of humanity so often caused through selfishness and greed.”