Books and DVDs

Books

Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action
John Dear, SJ

A spiritual handbook for readers who seek to make peace in their lives and in the world

Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community and Your World
Thich Nhat Hahn

Filled with meditations and practices for individuals and families; the practice of household peace through deep listening and loving speech is eminently usable

Imagine a World: Poetry for Peacemakers
Peggy Rosenthal (Ed.)

The poems of such luminaries as Daniel Berrigan, Barbara Kingsolver, Wendell Berry, Lucille Clifton, Martin Espada, Thich Nhat Hanh, Alice Walker and more are featured in this anthology.

DVDs and CDs

Elemental
Global Oneness Films, 2012

Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time. This DVD is available in the IHM Justice, Peace and Susaianbility Office. Click here to download a discussion guide and conversation cards.

The Fog of War
@radical Media, 2003

Winner of the 2004 Academy Award for best feature length documentary, the film chronicles the life and career of Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and finds a uniquely unsettling viewpoint on much of 20th-century American history.

Gandhi
Goldcrest Films International, 1982

Superb portrait of India’s great political and spiritual leader re-creates Gandhi’s life and times, especially his use of non-violence and hunger strikes to bring together the diverse peoples of India and unify them as a nation.

The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends
Radioactive Film

The terrible conflict in Iraq is a prelude for the even more challenging battles fought by the soldiers returning home – with personal demons, an uncomprehending public and an indifferent government.

Non Violent Communication Training Course
The Center for Non-Violent Communication

This nine-CD audio course by Marshall Rosenberg helps you put non-violent communication into practice in your daily life.

Why We Fight
BBC Storyville, 2005

An unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a “who’s who” of military and beltway insiders