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In 2006, Christopher Jacob Rooney left his home in Vancouver to go on a pilgrimage, visiting, living, and working in Catholic Worker Communities across Canada and the United States, serving the poor while protesting the war in Iraq. With candid journal entries, powerful essays, and prayers, Inspired by Love and Anger follows this journey of self-discovery, faith, and inspiration, as he struggles to follow in the footsteps of great leaders and pacifists, searching for his own place in the community of service.
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About the Author
Once a self-identified “revolutionary socialist”, Vancouver peace activist Christopher Jacob Rooney’s world views and ideals evolved drastically when he had his first encounter with the non-violent and revolutionary writings of the Gospel. Having traversed the trials and tribulations of depression and mental illness, he has taken a great deal of inspiration from the loving acceptance of Christ, as well as the writings of famous social activists Gandhi, Ammon Hennacy, and Dorothy Day, just to name a few. As editor of the Christian Radical, and an active member of the Catholic Worker Movement, Christopher has dedicated his life to the service of others.