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IJPC: Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati

  • Seton High School 3901 Glenway Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45205 United States (map)

IJPC: Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati

IJPC is thrilled to host John Dear, an internationally known activist, speaker, and author for Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati: Nonviolent Cincinnati Launch. We also will honor local activist Don Sherman with the IJPC Margaret Fuller Peace Award and local activist Bonnie Neumeier the inaugural IJPC Bob Maxwell Peace Builder Award. We will also highlight some of the recent accomplishments of IJPC, as this event will serve as our annual meeting. As a celebration of peace, it will be in lieu of the World Peace Festival.

Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati will launch the Nonviolent Cincinnati initiative. With violence, hatred, and oppression so prevalent today, we invite individuals, businesses, organizations, and groups in Greater Cincinnati to imagine a nonviolent alternative, and systematically plan a long term course of action to make that peaceful vision a reality.

Event Details:

Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati
Featuring speaker, John Dear

Official launch of Nonviolent Cincinnati:

Seton High School (3901 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45205)

Wednesday September 20, 2017

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Parking is available in Seton High School’s garage on property.


Tickets are available at the office (215 E 14th St. Cincinnati OH 45202) or online at Eventbrite.

  • They are $15/adult and $5/student.
  • If you are interested in purchasing 5 or more tickets or purchasing a block of tickets for your school or organization, please call Mel at 513.579.8547 or email
  • For bulk tickets, we are able to offer 5-9 tickets for $13 per ticket and 10+ tickets for $12 per ticket. We are not able to offer a bulk price for student tickets.
  • If cost of tickets is a hardship but you still want to attend, please contact our office.

Pursuing Peace Supporters

We are grateful for the organizations and businesses who have collaborated with us to host John Dear and kick off this incredible new initiative.

Visit our list of supporters here!

John Dear:  Who is John Dear?

John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. A peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, and retreat leader, he is the author/editor of 30 books, including his autobiography, A Persistent Peace, and his recent book, The Nonviolent Life. In 2008, John was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former Jesuit, John is a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Monterey, California.

From 1998 until December 2000, he served as the executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest interfaith peace organization in the United States.

After the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, John served as a Red Cross Chaplain, and became one of the coordinators of the chaplain program at the Family Assistance Center.

From 2002-2004, he served as pastor of several parishes in northeastern New Mexico. He co-founded Pax Christi New Mexico and works on a nonviolent campaign to disarm Los Alamos. These days, he lectures to tens of thousands of people each year in churches and schools across the country and the world. He currently works as the Nonviolence Outreach Coordinator for Pace e Bene.  Read More..