Rev. John Dear, S.J., a Jesuit priest, and a leader of the Christian nonviolence peace movement spoke at Amarillo U U Fellowship, 4901 Cornell St, on May 16th, 2014. The reception and talk was attended by about 30 people.
Rev. Dear was a member of the Society of Jesus,
and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He has also served as the executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest American interfaith peace organization. The Red Cross asked him to be their chaplain after the attacks of 9/11/2001. From 2002 to 2004, he had a parish in northeastern New Mexico, He founded Pax Christi New Mexico. Father Dear is opposing the work of the nuclear weapons plant in Los Alamos.
The audience left eager to join him in the quest for
a world free from violence.
This event was cosponsored by:
Amarillo Unitarian Universilist Fellowship
and The Peace Farm.