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Join a Conversation with John Dear S.J. in Southern California

WhereMother Louis Room of the St. Joseph Center
480 S. Batavia, Orange, CA 92868

Date: February 24, 2012

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Admission is Free

Lazarus, Come Forth book coverLong time peace activist, Father John Dear offers a compelling new reading of the story of Lazarus, which calls us all to pursue a life of peace. 

Fr. John will lead a two hour book study of John 11, the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead, suggesting that Lazarus represents "humanity" stuck in the culture of death and Jesus represents "the God of Life".

If Lazarus represents humanity, the story of his raising is about the God of Life confronting the power of death itself, calling humanity to walk out of its tomb—the culture of violence and war—and into "the new life of resurrection peace."

John Dear S.J.

John Dear, S.J., is a Jesuit priest and peace activist whose many books include Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action (Image, 2004) and The Questions of Jesus (Image 2004). His Orbis titles include You Will Be My Witnesses (2006), and, as editor, Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings (2002) and Daniel Berrigan: Essential Writings (2010). Dear writes a weekly online column for The National Catholic Reporter.

Co-sponsored by Center for Spiritual Development, Orange County Pax Christi and Justice Office of Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange+.

For Registration please Gerri Scharff, CSD Registrar: 714-744-3175 ext. 4409 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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