Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change

The Intercommunity Ecological Council of Women Religious of St. Louis welcomes author, activist, and Nobel Peace prize nominee John Dear in presenting his landmark work, "They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change.” Dear connects the way of active nonviolence with solidarity with Creation and shows how our global epidemic of violence and war could only lead to catastrophic climate change. In this time of terrifying climate chaos, Dear shares his personal journey from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to the high desert of New Mexico where he now lives off the grid on a remote mesa. He will also share reflections on the work of environmental leader Bill McKibben ( and Pope Francis’ monumental encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si; ending with suggested steps forward into conscious, mindful solidarity with all creatures and Mother Earth through active, steadfast nonviolence. Monday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. at Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 335 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122 Reservations required: or 314-965-3700