Speaker: Emmanuel Charles McCarthy
Emmanuel Charles McCarthy is a Catholic priest of the Eastern Rite whose entire adult life has been used to call all the Churches of Christianity back to following the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels and His Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies.
In his talk, Fr. McCarthy will share his belief that in the teaching of Jesus the kingdoms of this world are not objects of redemption. They operate by violence. Violence is part of their very DNA. As Carl J. Friedrich, Eaton Professor of Government at Harvard, writes in his The Pathology of Politics: “Our analysis has shown that politics needs all these dubious practices; it cannot be managed without violence, betrayal, corruption, secrecy and propaganda.” Jesus taught that violence belongs to the reign of Satan. Wanting to get one’s hands on the levers of state power or wanting to control those who have their hands on the levers of state power is not the means to bring about the revolution initiated by Jesus. It is the means to non-revolution.
Please join us!
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010
For more information contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649