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Nonviolent Soldier – Joan Baez – Pace et Bene

October 28, 2020
Mandatory Credit: Photo by IBL/REX/Shutterstock (9451777i) Joan Baez Joan Baez in concert, Stockholm, Sweden – 02 Mar 2018

“I would say that I’m a nonviolent soldier. In place of weapons of violence, you have to use your mind, your heart, your sense of humor, every faculty available to you . . . because no one has the right to take the life of another human being.”—Joan Baez

Joan Baez met Thomas Merton in December 1966 at the Abbey of our Lady of Gethsemani. She put Merton’s words into a song, The Bells of Gethsemane https://youtu.be/WwIGeGVXpSQ. What a gift of song this is for such a time as this.

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