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The Sacrament of Civil Disobedience

The Sacrament of Civil Disobedienceis the only book about faith-based nonviolent civil disobedience as a method for social change to be written in decades. It explores the theological, biblical and spiritual basis for civil disobedience as a method of resistance, including the roots of civil disobedience in the Hebrew scriptures, the illegal actions of Jesus, Paul and the early Christians, as well as extensive suggestions on preparation for nonviolent direct action, trial and jail. Each chapter includes a story from John Dear's own experience with civil disobedience. The conclusion tells the story of John's Plowshares disarmament action. The foreword is by Daniel Berrigan.

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Available from:
Catholic Worker Bookstore
www.forusa.org

Excerpts:
Jesus and Civil Disobedience