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Peace Behind Bars: A Peacemaking Priest's Journey from Jail

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This journal, taken when John Dear was in jail for eight months after a disarmament action, allows you to enter into the world of prisoners and a committed peacemaker.
Paperback, 234 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Sheed & Ward
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On December 7, 1993 at about two in the morning, Father John Dear, a Jesuit priest and peace activist, along with three other peace activists, cut a fence at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina and walked illegally onto the base. They approached an F-15 fighter jet and began to hammer on it in an effort to symbolically beats swords into plowshares. Not surprisingly, they were arrested almost immediately. They refused to post bail and spent the next eight months locked up ...more
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Father John Dear (The Society of Jesus) is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. A Jesuit priest, pastor, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, and retreat leader, he is the author/editor of 30 books, including his autobiography, “A Persistent Peace.” In 2008, John was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

From 1998 until December 2000, he served as the exec
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