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Thomas Merton and Peacemaking with John Dear

Posted by Ryan Hall
08.10.16

SAVE THE DATE and join John Dear on Thomas Merton and Peacemaking beginning September 12 at Monasteries of the Heart.

Is the vocation of peacemaker reserved for a chosen few or is it your call too?

Thomas MertonThe late Trappist monk Thomas Merton believed peacemaking and nonviolence were Gospel imperatives.

Best-selling author and peace activist John Dear explores how the writings and mentoring of Merton profoundly influenced the peace landscape of the institutional church and continues to shape it still. More importantly it forces all of us who claim to be followers of Jesus to grapple with the demanding invitation of the Sermon on the Mount. “Thomas Merton and Peacemaking” is a call to active nonviolence for a world in desperate need of creative and courageous alternatives to injustice and conflict. It is also a call to a nonviolent heart.John Dear video shot Monasteries of the heart

In this video clip, Fr. John Dear explains the ideas he will develop with us during this four-week eCourse.

Thomas Merton and Peacemaking with John Dear begins September 12 at Monasteries of the Heart.

To join the course, first, people create a free membership at Monasteries of the Heart, if they are not already members. When they register and pay for the eCourse online, they will have access to the eCourse when it begins. The ecourse is a forum page. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a new post is added and they send participants an email with a link reminding them that new content is posted in their eCourse. The videos are in the online post each Monday. Wednesdays and Fridays posts include further reflections, action suggestions, etc. Participants are able to add comments on the posts and all participants can read all comments. John will participate occasionally in the online comments. Once content is posted, it is available whenever participants view it….for six months after the eCourse finishes.

Full course description, introduction to John Dear and registration is HERE.

$30 for four weeks

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