This book looks at how one Catholic religious order - very old, yet persistently in the forefront of change - has responded to justice and peace issues in the course of 785 years: the 785 years from its foundation to the start of the Third Millennium.
The individuals portrayed here pursued this commitment in extraordinarily diverse ways.
For these people, practical action for justice was linked with theological reflection. Their actions were part of their preaching. Looking at their achievements, and failures, can be inspiration towards finding means to work for justice and peace in new situations they would never have imagined. The days of protest are not over.
'Religious orders such as our own may have a special contribution to make today because the challenges to justice and peace are linked with globalisation and we are among the oldest international organisations in the world.' - Timothy Radcliffe OP
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