Truth Seekers: Voices of Peace and Nonviolence from Gandhi to Pope Francis
Orbis Books, 2020
A new book edited by David Cortright brings voices for peace and nonviolence from around the world into conversation. Truth Seekers: Voices of Peace and Nonviolence from Gandhi to Pope Francis (Orbis Books, 2020) includes seminal writings from pioneers in nonviolence including Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., labor rights activists Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, and Dorothy Day. These writings appear alongside the voices of more contemporary peacebuilding practitioners including theorist bell hooks, South African leader Desmond Tutu, nonviolent resistance researchers Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan, Palestinian peace activist Jean Zaru, Pope Francis, and co-leader of the new Poor People’s Campaign, William Barber.