Item 18 - Moratorium

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CA ON00389 1-1-2-153-18

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Moratorium

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  • May 1972 (Creation)

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2 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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Item consists of a typescript of "Moratorium", a sermon given by Nouwen on May 4, 1972, on non-violence and the peace movement. Nouwen argues that we cannot protest violence with violence, and that is what makes it hard. The expression of our sadness will hopefully lead to repentance, and repentance to compassion, and compassion to peace. We must receive peace as a gift, knowing the elements of violence within ourselves, and growing in compassion for our friends and enemies alike.

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Found on pages 98-99.
Published in "Road to Peace", New York: Orbis, 1998.

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2000 01

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Box 36

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