Jim Forest speaking tour on Merton, Day and Berrigan

Jim Forest, activist, author and International Secretary of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship will be on a speaking tour in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London in between 8 - 13 December.

Forest, who helped to found the Catholic Peace Fellowship in the USA in the late 1960s was also part of the Catholic Worker Movement and between 1977 - 1988, General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. In 1988 he was received into the Orthodox Church and became secretary of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship.

Through his peace activism Forest worked closely with Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Daniel Berrigan. His more recent written works include The Root of War is Fear: Thomas Merton's Advice to Peacemakers; All Is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day and At Play in the Lions Den: a Biography and Memoir of Daniel Berrigan.

Read more about Jim Forest here: http://jimandnancyforest.com/

8 December, Edinburgh
Spiritual roots of Protest- Merton's Enduring Legacy. A study day held at the Walpole Hall, Chester Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7EN. Organised by the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral.

10 December, Glasgow
Jim Forest on Peacemaking: in conversation with Kathy Galloway, the Iona Community. An evening meeting 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP
Book tickets here: www.wildgoose.scot/events/

11 December,Glasgow
An evening with Jim Forest, hosted by UK Province of the Xaverian Missionaries, the Justice and Peace Commission Scotland and Pax Christi Scotland, St George's Tron, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LX 7 - 9pm

13 December, London
Jim Forest reflection on Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day and Daniel Berrigan. Hosted by Pax Christi, London Catholic Worker, Faith & Resistance and Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland. At St Pancras Church Hall, Lancing Street, off Eversholt Street, Duston. NW1. 6.45 - 9pm

Details of all events here: http://paxchristi.org.uk/news-and-events/events-calendar/

Tags: Jim Forest, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Daniel Berrigan

We Need Your Support

ICN aims to provide speedy and accurate news coverage of all subjects of interest to Catholics and the wider Christian community. As our audience increases - so do our costs. We need your help to continue this work.

Please support our journalism by donating today.