Peace Is the Way: Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation

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From Mahatma Gandhi to Dorothy Day to Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is the Way provides an indispensable collection of writings from the greatest peacemakers of our time.

The Fellowship of Reconciliation, founded in 1914, is the leading ecumenical peace organization in the United States. From the pages of its magazine, Fellowship, come these selections highlighting some of the preeminent leaders of the struggle to promote peace and nonviolent action.

These sixty original and classic essays cover the theory, practice, and spirituality of nonviolence, as well as document the struggle for racial justice and the cause of reconciliation. Together they offer a comprehensive and inspiring chronicle of the global movement for peace, ideal for students, activists, and all who wish to share in building a more just and peaceful world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570753152
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Pages: 295
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Rebel Passion: Eighty-five Years of the Fellowship of Reconciliation
1 Nonviolence - The Greatest Force 2
2 Pacifism and Class War 4
3 Has Pacifism Become Impossible? 8
4 The Relevance of an Impossible Ideal 17
5 The Pacifist Way of Life 30
6 A Post-liberal Pacifism 37
7 Blessed Are the Meek: The Roots of Christian Nonviolence 41
8 Nonviolence and Feminism 46
9 The Pacifist Vision 49
10 How Nonviolence Works 54
11 The Way of Peace 60
12 My Pilgrimage to Nonviolence 64
13 Martin Buber and the Covenant of Peace 72
14 The Principle Is the Unity of Life 76
15 An Aspiration, Not an Achievement 82
16 Thomas Merton: A Friend Remembered 89
17 Connecting the Altar to the Pentagon 93
18 Adolfo Perez Esquivel: Behind the Man and the Prize 98
19 Remembering Dorothy Day 104
20 Peace Pilgrim 109
21 The Experiments of Gandhi: Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age 112
22 Hasidism and the Love of Enemies 118
23 Social Action and the Need for Prayer 124
24 Envisioning the Peaceable Kingdom 129
25 Taking Heart: Spiritual Exercises from Social Activists 135
26 Saying No to Death 143
27 Civil Disobedience as Prayer 149
28 Being Peace 153
29 Gandhi and the Ancient Wisdom of Nonviolence 159
30 The Will to Segregation 164
31 The Coming Revolt against Jim Crow 170
32 Walk for Freedom 175
33 Facing the Challenge of a New Age 178
34 Behind the Sit-ins 187
35 We Must Keep Going: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Future of America 193
36 Growing up Black 204
37 Disarmament and Defense 210
38 How to Stop Aggressors 216
39 The Stages of Nonviolence 218
40 On Nonviolent Revolution 224
41 "People Are Willing to Sacrifice Themselves..." 227
42 Disregarded History: The Power of Nonviolent Action 231
43 Awakening from a Dream of Kings and Wizards 236
44 The Violence in Ourselves 240
45 Justice and Military Madness 244
46 When Prayer and Revolution Become People Power 248
47 Shine on in Montana 255
48 Daring to Be Human 258
49 Tale from Vienna 260
50 The Prefet's Dirty Job 262
51 We Are All Part of One Another 265
52 The Road to Transformation 269
53 Baghdad after the War 273
54 God Makes the Crooked Places Straight 278
55 The Global Spread of Active Nonviolence 283
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