Auburnians will ponder insights on peacemaking - Catholic Courier

Auburnians will ponder insights on peacemaking

Sacred Heart Parish in Auburn will be hosting a book club during the month of February. Club members will read and discuss Henri Nouwen’s book The Road to Peace: Writings on Peace and Justice.

The book includes Nouwen’s insights on peacemaking and accounts of the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil-rights March on Selma in 1965. Nouwen’s book also includes chapters on the Vietnam War, the plight of the poor in Central and South America and the importance of compassion in the time of AIDS. Nouwen also wrote about the legacies of Thomas Merton and Oscar Romero, and the connection between intimacy with Christ and solidarity with a wounded world.

The book was published in 1998 by Nouwen’s estate and earned the Pax Christi Book Award, which recognizes books that promote peace and uphold Pax Christi’s mission.

The book club will meet at the parish, 90 Melrose Rd., from 9-10:30 a.m. and again from 7-9:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22. For more information, contact the parish at 315/252-7271.

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