Author - Jim Forest

Jim Forest has been jailed several times for acts of civil disobedience, on one occasion for more than a year after burning draft records as a protest against the Vietnam War. His many books include biographies of Thomas Merton (Living With Wisdom) and Dorothy Day (All Is Grace). His latest is The Root of War is Fear: Thomas Merton's Advice to Peacemakers (Orbis Books).

Praying with your feet

Few human activities are more basic than walking, and few more taken for granted. You need to watch an infant to be reminded that walking is a hard-won...

The trouble with St. Dorothy

Can you think of a word that describes a person who devoted much of her life to being with people many of us cross the street to avoid? Who for half a century...