Beatitudes Peace Seminar Series

Dear Friends, Blessings of peace to you! Wow, what an amazing lineup of speakers and programs we now have at the “Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.” I hope you will join us! Here are our great plans for 2021. Register at Also, please consider making a donation to help us with this new endeavor, as well as sharing this email with your friends far and wide! Thank you, God bless you, John Dear.

“Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Daniel Berrigan:” A Three Hour Zoom Session on the Life and Writings of Daniel Berrigan with Rev. John Dear (responses by Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann) Saturday May 8th, 2021 at 11 A.M. Pacific Time USA; 2 P.M. East Coast Time USA.

“The Beatitudes and the Saints” with Robert Ellsberg, Author of ‘All Saints,’ Publisher of Orbis Books, Saturday, May 22, 2021

“Gandhi, Jesus & the Saving Power of Nonviolence,” with Terry Rynne, author of ‘Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Nonviolence,’ Saturday, June 5, 2021

“Pope Francis, the 2017 World Day of Peace Message, and the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative,” with Marie Dennis, former President of Pax Christi International Saturday, June 19, 2021

“Living the Beatitudes” with Rev. Ray East, pastor of St. Theresa Avila Church in Washington, D.C. Saturday July 10, 2021.

“Jesus, Women and Nonviolence” with Sr. Anne McCarthy, Benedictine Sister and former coordinator of Pax Christi USA, Saturday, July 24, 2021

“The Psalms of Peace:” with Rev. John Dear, a 3-week summer series based on his recent book on the psalms “Praise Be Peace,” Tuesdays, August 10, 17, 24, 2021

“Civil Rights Legend Rev. Jim Lawson in Conversation on Nonviolence with Rev. John Dear,” Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

“Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan & Thich Nhat Hanh:” A Two-Part Zoom Conference with Jim Forest (and Rev. John Dear) Saturday October 23, 2021 “Part One: Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton,” and Saturday October 30, 2021 “Part Two: Daniel Berrigan and Thich Nhat Hanh”

“Gandhi on Gandhi:” Reflections on Mahatma Gandhi’s Life and Lessons with Gandhi’s Grandson and biographer Rajmohan Gandhi (with Rev. John Dear) Saturday, November 13th, 2021

To Register for these workshops and see more details, visit You will receive a zoom link a few days prior to the event once you register; a link to a recording of the zoom program will be sent to you after the event in case you want to watch it again. For further information, contact Ruth Ann at

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