Malcolm and Martin: Pilgrimages into the Unspeakable

Speaker:  Jim Douglass  





Date: Friday, March 6, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010


Renowned peacemaker, author and theologian, Jim Douglass will speak on the deepening journeys

of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. into what Thomas Merton called “the Unspeakable.”

Why was the U.S. government so threatened by where Malcolm and Martin were going?
Why did they persist in striving toward visions they knew would cost them their lives?
How are their converging stories of martyrdom touchstones for our own pilgrimages into the Unspeakable?

Jim and his wife, Shelley Douglass, founded the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington and Mary’s House, a Catholic Worker house in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1997 the Douglasses received the Pacem in Terris Award. See below a listing of books Jim has authored.


Please Join us!

For more info contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649

Books by Jim Douglass:

The Nonviolent Cross: A Theology of Revolution and Peace (Macmillan 1968)
(2nd edition, Wipf & Stock, 2006).

Resistance and Contemplation: The Way of Liberation (Doubleday 1972)
(2nd edition, Wipf & Stock, 2006).

Lightning East to West: Jesus, Gandhi, and the Nuclear Age (Crossroads 1983)
(2nd edition, Wipf & Stock, 2006).

The Nonviolent Coming of God (Orbis Books 1991)
(2nd edition, Wipf & Stock, 2006).

Compassion and the Unspeakable in the Murders of Martin, Malcolm, JFK, RFK
Keynote address to the International Thomas Merton Society, Mobile, Alabama, June 13, 1997.
(Project Hope 1998) 16 pages

JFK and the Unspeakable – Why He Died and Why It Matters

2008 hardcover edition by Orbis Books

2010 softcover edition published by Simon & Schuster

Gandhi and the Unspeakable – His Final Experiment With Truth
Maryknoll, NY : Orbis Books, 2012

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