The Rev. John Dear S.J.

Events Dear"The key to changing the world and pursuing justice and disarmament is to allow
the God of peace to disarm our hearts, make us instruments of peace, and lead us
together on the road to peace." -- John Dear



Please join us for an evening of conversation and exploration of issues of Peace and Justice.
Light refreshments at a reception in Fr. Dear's honor will be served after the lecture.
Father John Dear is a Jesuit priest, peace activist, author and ex-con. Fr. Dear is the author of 17 books on peace and justice, including Jesus the Rebel, Bearer of God's Peace and Justice, Living Peace, Peace Behind Bars, The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence, and The Sound of Listening : A Retreat Journal from Thomas Merton's Hermitage.


Events Dear - Jesus The Rebel Events Dear - Peace Behind Bars Events Dear - Sound of Listening

He has served as executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest and oldest interfaith peace organization in the United States; worked in soup kitchens, shelters and community centers; traveled to war zones around the world, including most recently Iraq; lived in El Salvador, Guatemala and Northern Ireland.

He has been arrested 75 times in acts of civil disobedience and spent nearly a year in jail for a Plowshares disarmament in which he and friends symbolically hammered an F-15E nuclear bomber on Seymour Johnson Airforce Base in Goldsboro North Carolina.

He lives in New York City.