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Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Other Side of Silence

a chapter from The Road to Emmaus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life by Jim Forest If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heartbeat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of […]

Bob Lax’s Circus of the Spirit

The Catholic Worker / January-February 2016 Bob Lax’s Circus of the Spirit Review by Jim Forest Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax By Michael McGregor Fordham University Press, 2015, 472 pages, hardcover, $35 In The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton recounted his memories of Bob Lax during their student years together at Columbia […]

Getting Into the Stream: a visit with Thich Nhat Hanh in Fontvannes

by Jim Forest Doing some tidying up of papers yesterday, I came upon a copy of a letter I sent forty years ago to the staff of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in Nyack, New York. At the time I was editor of Fellowship, a monthly magazine of peacemaking published by the FOR. June 9, 1976 […]