Date: May 3
Time: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Place: Raynor Memorial Libraries, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Jim Forest, an Eastern Orthodox teacher, author and peace activist, will speak about social activist and Catholic convert Dorothy Day on Tuesday, May 3, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Prucha Archives Reading Room on the third floor of the Raynor Memorial Libraries, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave. Forest’s latest book, All is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day, will be available for purchase at the event.
This event is free and open to all members of the Marquette community and the public. Guests without Marquette identification should register with Special Collections by noon May 3 at (414) 288-7256.
Forest found his calling when he joined Dorothy Day’s Catholic Worker community in New York City in 1961, after his discharge from the Navy as a conscientious objector. Since then, he has had a succession of journalistic and leadership responsibilities in the peace movement. Forest founded the Catholic Peace Fellowship in 1965, resisted the Vietnam War as a member of the Milwaukee Fourteen in 1968 and directed the International Fellowship of Reconciliation from 1977 to 1988. He presently serves as international secretary of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship.
A successful author, Forest has written Praying with Icons, Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton and The Ladder of the Beatitudes, among others.
Forest’s visit is sponsored by the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Office of Residence Life, Department of Philosophy and Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund.
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