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“He did not take revenge on torturers”: an interview with William T. Cavanaugh

July 11, 2022 | zechariah mickel | ethics, interviews, theology .Among political theologian and Christian ethicist William T. Cavanaugh’s myriad publications are Theopolitical Imagination: Discovering the Liturgy as a Political Act in an Age of Global Consumerism (2003), Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire (2008), and Field Hospital: The Church’s Engagement with a Wounded World (2016). He is also the series editor of Cascade’s Studies in World Catholicism […]

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Walk. Love. Rebuild.

BEGINS MAY 13: REGISTER NOW Walk. Love. Rebuild. Even where there are deepening divisions, love is possible. Even when there is suffering, joy is possible. Even in the midst of brokenness, rebuilding is possible. A simple, singing monk from the 13th century just might be able to teach us what is still possible—for us, today.  […]

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Alternatives to Violence Workshops

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Qld. 2022 Workshops Conflict is a part of daily life….but violence doesn’t have to be. AVP philosophy is grounded in the belief that there is a power for peace and good in everyone. We believe this power has the ability to transform violence. Come and join us in our workshops […]

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FIGHT LIKE JESUS

This is a beautiful book, with a vocabulary that’s accessible and style that’s delectable. It is also a brilliant book, with exquisite insightful reflections on every page that radically reframe our traditional perspectives of the Easter story, which we thought we already knew so well. It is intentionally a subversive book, that takes the message […]

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For God and Country – How Christians are Addressing Christian Nationalism and its Role in Divisions & Polarization in the U.S.

   For God and Country – How Christians are Addressing Christian Nationalism and its Role in Divisions & Polarization in the United States We hosted a webinar with our friends at Alliance for Peacebuilding on Preventing and Reducing Conflict and Instability in the U.S., and our own President, Martin Brooks, joined peacemakers Brian Zahnd, David Gushee, and Christy Vines to talk […]

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How a Black Blues Musician Got KKK Members To Quit

Saturday, July 10, 2021 2:00 PM  4:00 PM  Pace e Bene Online Workshop Google Calendar  ICS Connecting Across Divides Movie Night III: How a Black Blues Musician Got KKK Members To Quit 2-hour Webinar on ZoomWhen: Saturday July 10, 2-4 pm PSTObjective: “How can you hate me if you don’t even know me?” With this provocative question, […]

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Disarming Conversations, Connecting Across Divides

We live in a world deeply divided, where tribalism and polarization widen the gaps between us. This division, often seen on a national scale, is every bit as present on a local one: affecting our communities, neighborhoods, and even our families. How can we begin to heal those divides and reconnect, even with those whose […]

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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 www.beatitudescenter.org. Also, please consider making a donation to help us with this new […]

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To Right Every Wrong Launch

Please join us for the launch of my latest book To Right Every Wrong, Wednesday 24 March 2021 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM In store at Avid Reader Bookshop / ZOOM Online Register until 24 March 2021 4:00 PM This event commences instore and online at 6.30pm (AEST)   You can join us for the […]

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Pathways To Peace Workshops

Just Peace Queensland.   justpeaceqld.org.au PO Box 573 Coorparoo, QLD, 4151

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Jan. 1, 2021: Starting the Year of Living Nonviolently

John Dear says we will reflect on where nonviolence challenges us; set concrete goals to make this a new year of nonviolence for ourselves and others; and outline steps to dig deeper in our practice of contemplative nonviolence in our day to day life and work. We will concentrate on nonviolence toward the creatures and […]

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The Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.

A letter from my priest friend peace activist John Dear.   Dear Friends,   I’m excited to announce that today I’m launching a new non-profit organization called “The Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.”     As many of you know, I felt called nearly forty years ago while visiting the Chapel of the Beatitudes and the […]

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