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On the first day of each month, Pace e Bene is pleased to post a free, new podcast featuring Fr. John Dear reflecting on some aspect of nonviolence.

John Dear has been studying, teaching and writing about nonviolence for forty years, given thousands of lectures and published over 35 books. We are happy to share his latest insights on nonviolence each month. They are specially recorded for Pace e Bene in an informal conversational style. We encourage you to listen to the whole show, or to break it up and listen to it over the course of a week.

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Episode 1 - October, 2019: John discusses 12 lessons he learned from Mahatma Gandhi as we celebrate Gandhi’s 150th birthday on October 2, 2019. Based on John’s book Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings (Orbis Books).

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About Rev. John Dear

Rev. John Dear is an internationally recognized voice and leader for peace and nonviolence. A priest, activist and author, he served for years as the director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest interfaith peace organization in the U.S. After September 11, 2001, he was a Red Cross coordinator of chaplains at the Family Assistance Center in New York, and counseled thousands of relatives and rescue workers. John has traveled the war zones of the world, been arrested some 80 times for peace, led Nobel Peace prize winners to Iraq, given thousands of lectures on peace across the U.S., and served as a pastor of several churches in New Mexico. He arranged on many occasions for Mother Teresa to speak to various governors to stop an impending execution, and helped draft Pope Francis’ Jan. 1, 2017 World Day of Peace message on nonviolence. He is a co-founder of Campaign Nonviolence and the Nonviolent Cities Project and is on the staff of Pace e Bene.

His thirty five books include: The Beatitudes of Peace; They Will Inherit the Earth; The Nonviolent Life; Radical Prayers; Walking the Way; Thomas Merton Peacemaker; A Persistent Peace; Transfiguration;  You Will Be My Witnesses;   Living Peace;  The Questions of Jesus;   The God of Peace;  Jesus the Rebel;   Peace Behind Bars; Lazarus Come Forth! and Disarming the Heart.  He has been nominated many times for the Nobel Peace Prize, including by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former Jesuit, he is now a priest of the Diocese of Monterey, Cal. and lives near Big Sur, Cal.


Special Thanks to the Peace Podcast Producer: Ruth Ann Angus with Yes We Can Peacebuilders and Danny O'Regan who created the theme music.