Daniel Berrigan and nonviolence

Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan passed away April 30 at the age of 94. Though many younger Catholics might not remember him, Father Berrigan was one of the most provocative and controversial religious figures of his time. Standing in the tradition of principled nonviolence proposed by Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day and others, Berrigan led the charge against America’s involvement in the Vietnam conflict and its ongoing participation in the Cold War and the nuclear arms race.

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