John Dear, The Nonviolent Life Tour, 2014 February 5, South Pasadena

Pace e Bene Outreach Coordinator John Dear is traveling the nation February through May 2014 promoting his new book The Nonviolent Life and encouraging everyone to take part in Pace e Bene’s powerful new movement for nonviolent change: Campaign Nonviolence.

He will be speaking at Holy Family Church on February 5th in South Pasadena, CA.

February 5, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Holy Family Church
1527 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena

Pax Christ Southern California is co-sponsoring this event with Holy Family Church, South Pasadena.

“The Nonviolent Life”
A Talk and Book-Signing With Activist, Author and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee John Dear

“How can we become people of nonviolence and help the world become more nonviolent? What does it mean to be a person of active nonviolence? How can we help build a global grassroots movement of nonviolence to disarm the world, relieve unjust human suffering, make a more just society and protect creation and all creatures? What is a nonviolent life?”

These are the questions John Dear–Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author and long time peace activist–poses in his new book, The Nonviolent Life. John Dear suggests that the life of nonviolence requires three simultaneous attributes: being nonviolent toward ourselves; being nonviolent to all people, all creatures, and all creation; and joining the global grassroots movement of nonviolence. Come hear John discuss his vision of nonviolence, and meet him and get a signed copy of the book.

In “The Nonviolent Life,” John Dear articulates a vision of the power, meaning and impact of the spiritually grounded nonviolent life—and invites us to put this into practice in both immediate and long-term ways. This is a clarion call, underscored by a declaration that recurs throughout the book: “the days of violence are over.”Dear’s phrasing is both daunting and deeply hopeful—because if the days of violence are over, that means the days of definitive nonviolence are finally beginning.

-From the foreword by Ken Butigan


John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. He is a popular speaker, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader, and the author/editor of 30 books. He has organized and participated in nonviolent campaigns for over three decades; been arrested some 75 times in acts of civil disobedience against war and injustice; and spent nearly a year of his life in jail for peace. Recently, John was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He works with, and writes a weekly column for the National Catholic Reporter at For further information, see



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