Peace activist John Dear will be at Community of Christ Temple in Independence from noon to 12:50 p.m. Thursday, April 3, for a conversation about his book, “The Nonviolent Life.” The session will conclude at 12:50 p.m. for book sales and signing before the Daily Prayer for Peace from 1 to 1:15 p.m. The Temple is at 201 S. River Blvd.

A Nobel Peace Prize nominee for his peace witness over the past three decades, Dear has written or edited more than 30 books expressing his conviction that “my vocation is to follow the nonviolent Jesus by teaching and preaching the Sermon on the Mount, resisting the culture of war and injustice, and proclaiming and welcoming God’s reign of peace and nonviolence.” For more information about Dear, visit

Because seating is limited, guests should register for this free event with the sponsoring Community of Christ Peace and Justice Team at . Bring your own sack lunch if you want.

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