Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

Whether it be from his own hermitage in New Mexico or from his many retreats, lectures and interview statements in the midst of his peace demonstrations, Father John Dear, SJ, interprets and projects the words and witness of the nonviolent Jesus. This he does with consummate skill and searing passion. Peace and non-violence are not …

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“One little person giving all her time to peace, can make news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.” So said the inspirational ‘Peace Pilgrim’, otherwise know as Mildred Lisette Norman (July 18, 1908 – July 7, 1981). Between 1953 and 1981, the Peace Pilgrim walked more than 25,000 miles across the USA spreading her …

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Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times has recently penned a very interesting piece on Eboo Patel of the Interfaith Youth Core in the US.  Disillusioned with the superficial nature of the Interfaith movement and its failure to engage with the ‘grassroots’, Patel was driven to try something new and meaningful, hence the term ‘Interfaith …

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