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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Marked for Life: an interview with Hildegard Goss-Mayr

[published in the November 1988 issue of Reconciliation International, journal of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation] During the past four decades, Hildegard and Jean Goss-Mayr have served the International Fellowship of Reconciliation as Travelling Secretaries, Vice Presidents and now, since the meeting of the IFOR Council in Assisi earlier this year, as Honorary Presidents. Several […]

Thomas Merton’s Struggle with Peacemaking

Written by Merton’s friend Jim Forest and drawing heavily upon their extensive correspondence, this booklet explores Merton’s beliefs about Christians and war, his life as a monk and his reactions to world events. The text includes the now-famous letter in which Merton counsels Forest, “Do not depend on the hope of results…. As you get […]

Dorothy Day: a saint for today’s world

By Jim Forest Who was Dorothy Day? First of all, she was not Doris Day, though Dorothy sometimes got letters addressed to the film star. But Dorothy did have, if only for a few months, a little Hollywood in her past. Just at the time of the Wall Street crash that inaugurated the Great Depression, […]