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

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

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570753152
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Pages: 295
Sales rank: 1,277,627
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 Reconciliationxv
Part 1The Vision of Peace
1Nonviolence--The Greatest Force2
2Pacifism and Class War4
3Has Pacifism Become Impossible?8
4The Relevance of an Impossible Ideal17
5The Pacifist Way of Life30
6A Post-liberal Pacifism37
7Blessed Are the Meek The Roots of Christian Nonviolence41
8Nonviolence and Feminism46
9The Pacifist Vision49
10How Nonviolence Works54
Part 2Witnesses for Peace
11The Way of Peace60
12My Pilgrimage to Nonviolence64
13Martin Buber and the Covenant of Peace72
14The Principle Is the Unity of Life76
15An Aspiration, Not an Achievement82
16Thomas Merton: A Friend Remembered89
17Connecting the Altar to the Pentagon93
18Adolfo Perez Esquivel: Behind the Man and the Prize98
19Remembering Dorothy Day104
20Peace Pilgrim109
21The Experiments of Gandhi: Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age112
Part 3Spirit of Peace
22Hasidism and the Love of Enemies118
23Social Action and the Need for Prayer124
24Envisioning the Peaceable Kingdom129
25Taking Heart: Spiritual Exercises from Social Activists135
26Saying No to Death143
27Civil Disobedience as Prayer149
28Being Peace153
29Gandhi and the Ancient Wisdom of Nonviolence159
Part 4Interracial Justice
30The Will to Segregation164
31The Coming Revolt against Jim Crow170
32Walk for Freedom175
33Facing the Challenge of a New Age178
34Behind the Sit-ins187
35We Must Keep Going: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Future of America193
36Growing up Black204
5Nonviolence in Action
37Disarmament and Defense210
38How to Stop Aggressors216
39The Stages of Nonviolence218
40On Nonviolent Revolution224
41"People Are Willing to Sacrifice Themselves ..."227
42Disregarded History The Power of Nonviolent Action231
43Awakening from a Dream of Kings and Wizards236
44The Violence in Ourselves240
45Justice and Military Madness244
46When Prayer and Revolution Become People Power248
47Shine on in Montana255
Part 6The Path of Reconciliation
48Daring to Be Human258
49Tale from Vienna260
50The Prefet's Dirty Job262
51We Are All Part of One Another265
52The Road to Transformation269
53Baghdad after the War273
54God Makes the Crooked Places Straight278
55The Global Spread of Active Nonviolence283

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