Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Father John Dear11/20/08 Robert Lorei
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John Dear is a Jesuit priest, peace activist and the author of more than 20 books including A Persistent Peace, Put Down Your Sword, Transfiguration, You Will Be My Witnesses, Living Peace, The Questions of Jesus and Mohandas Gandhi.
Dear has served as the director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and as a coordinator of chaplains for the Red Cross at the New York Family Assistance Center after 9/11. From 2002-2004, he served as pastor of four churches in New Mexico. He has traveled the war zones of the world, been arrested 75 times for peace, and given thousands of lectures on peace across the country. He lives in New Mexico, and was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
He joins us on the phone from Georgia, where he is taking part in the annual protest this week at Ft. Benning, the location of what was once called the School Of The Americas.
He'll be speaking Monday night at the First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota at 7 p.m.
For more information, call (941) 741-9755 or visit FatherJohnDear.org.