Sedona AZ (January 8, 2014) – John Dear, peace activist, author, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee will speak and host a book signing on Sunday, February 2 at 1PM at the Sedona Creative Life Center launching Sedona World Peace Dance Celebration Week, February 2-7. The John Dear event is free; donations will be appreciated.
Dear will address the subject of his new book, “The Non-Violent Life” where he poses questions including, “How can we become people of nonviolence and help the world become more nonviolent? What does it mean to be a person of active nonviolence? How can we build a global grassroots movement of nonviolence to disarm the world, relieve unjust human suffering, make a more just society and protect creation and all creatures? What is a nonviolent life?”
According to Ken Butigan, Ph.D, educator, writer and advocate for non-violent change, “In ‘The Nonviolent Life,’ Dear articulates a vision of the power, meaning and impact of the spiritually grounded nonviolent life—and invitees us to put this into practice in immediate and long-term ways. This is a clarion call, underscored by a declaration that recurs throughout the book: ‘the days of violence are over.’ Dear’s phrasing is both daunting and deeply hopeful…”
An internationally known voice for peace, Dear has participated in nonviolent campaigns for over three decades; been arrested some 75 times in acts of civil disobedience against war and injustice; spent nearly a year of his life in jail for peace. In 2008, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Dear’s talk is the first of many “peace” events occurring February 2-7. Events include workshops and gatherings for peace, and culminates with the Sedona World Peace Dance at the Sedona Performing Arts Center Friday, February 7 at 7PM.
For information see www.worldpeacedance.com or contact Barbara Litrell 649-0135, email@example.com.