A classic of faith-based activism—updated for a new generation.
Why was Daniel Berrigan wanted by the FBI? Why did Robert Coles harbor a fugitive?
Listen in to the conversations between
these two great teachers as they struggle with what it means to
put your faith to the test. Discover how their story of
challenging the status quo during a time of great political,
religious, and social change is just as applicable to our lives
Thirty years ago, at the height of U.S.
involvement in the Vietnam War, Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit
priest, was wanted by the FBI for his nonviolent protest
activities. He hid in the house of Robert Coles, who would
later win the Pulitzer Prize. The two began a dialogue that
encompasses a fascinating range of topics, from war,
psychology, and violence, to social institutions, compassion,
activism, and family life.
With this expanded, anniversary edition of
a classic, new generations of readers can examine for
themselves how spirituality is not only for ourselves, but
often demands action and personal risk in the public arena.
New to this edition, Robert Coles offers
historical perspective on this turbulent time and assesses the
progress of faith-based activism in the years since. Daniel
Berrigan challenges today’s activists in a new afterword.
Finally, a glossary of terms helps to
clarify the key people, places, and movements that are often
the subject of the Coles/Berrigan conversations.
"A celebration of hope between two
thoughtful men that America can change."
—Baltimore Evening Sun
Daniel Berrigan, S.J., is a Catholic priest who was one of the most
eloquent voices protesting the Vietnam War in the 1960s, and
who has continued to be an outspoken activist against social
injustice. He has been arrested more than fifty times and has
spent many months in federal prisons. Berrigan is the author of
numerous books, including (with Thich Nhat Hanh) The Raft Is Not the Shore: Conversations toward
a Buddhist-Christian Awareness and
is an accomplished poet. He lives in New York City.