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The Resource Imagine no religion : an autobiography : from Central America to the Middle East, the life story of a leader in the movement for social justice and peace, Blase Bonpane

Imagine no religion : an autobiography : from Central America to the Middle East, the life story of a leader in the movement for social justice and peace, Blase Bonpane

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Imagine no religion : an autobiography : from Central America to the Middle East, the life story of a leader in the movement for social justice and peace
Title
Imagine no religion
Title remainder
an autobiography : from Central America to the Middle East, the life story of a leader in the movement for social justice and peace
Statement of responsibility
Blase Bonpane
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the personal story of the life of Blase Bonpane, a vanguard practitioner of liberation theology and a former Maryknoll priest. In the wake of the Second Vatican Council 1962-1965 many religious people, especially those serving in Latin America, began to understand a spirituality that transcended sectarianism. Having come from an upwardly mobile Italian American family marked by Southern Italian anti-clericalism, Blase was accustomed to hearing his parents express real differences with their institutional church. He went into the seminary despite the avid protests of his parents. Blase's odyssey takes us from his high school and college years, through his service in Guatemala during a violent revolution, to his expulsion from that country for subversion. After receiving gag order from the Church, which he could not in good conscience accept, Blase met with the editorial board of the Washington Post and released all of the material he had regarding the U.S. military presence in Guatemala. This action led to his separation from the Maryknoll Fathers. Blase accepted a teaching post at UCLA. While serving in academia, he met the former Maryknoll Sister Theresa Killeen, who had served in Southern Chile. They married in 1970. Their adventures include working directly with Cesar Chavez at his headquarters in La Paz, California, building solidarity with the Central American Revolution, forming the Office of the Americas, working in the forefront of the international movement for justice and peace, and raising two children. Blase worked on the ground for international peace in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Cuba, Columbia, Japan and Iraq. He led the U.S. contingent of the International March for Peace in Central America from Panama to Mexico in 1985-1986."--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Bonpane, Blase
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4668.3.B67
LC item number
A3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bonpane, Blase
  • Bonpane, Blase
  • Office of the Americas
  • Office of the Americas
  • Catholic ex-priests
  • Social reformers
Label
Imagine no religion : an autobiography : from Central America to the Middle East, the life story of a leader in the movement for social justice and peace, Blase Bonpane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The escape -- 2. Odyssey to Maryknoll -- 3. Uninhibited apostolate -- 4. Assignment to Central America -- 5. Renegade priest -- 6. Cuba -- 7. The peace movement -- 8. New incarnation -- 9. Our wedding -- 10. Surveillance -- 11. Campaign / Chicano / Moratorium / Santa Paula -- 12. La Paz -- 13. Return to academia / the peace movement -- 14. The movement to abolish nuclear weapons and the struggle of the Sandinistas -- 15. Nicaraguan revolution -- 16. Office of the Americas and Nicaraguan delegations -- 17. Media requests -- 18. Beginning of the International March for Peace in Central America -- 19. The long march through Central America -- 20. The celebration -- 21. Reflection on the International March for Peace -- 22. Returning home -- 23. El Salvador -- 24. Demonstrations -- 25. Liberation theology -- 26. Last delegation to Nicaragua and reflections -- 27. Delegation to Iraq -- 28. L.A. uprisings & campaign for House of Representatives -- 29. Cuba again -- 30. Chiapas -- 31. A respite -- 32. Let's not talk about Jesus -- 33. A moral revolution -- Personal reflections -- Postscript: A conversation with God
Control code
729341812
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xx, 214 pages
Isbn
9781597091800
Lccn
2011033907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)729341812
Label
Imagine no religion : an autobiography : from Central America to the Middle East, the life story of a leader in the movement for social justice and peace, Blase Bonpane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The escape -- 2. Odyssey to Maryknoll -- 3. Uninhibited apostolate -- 4. Assignment to Central America -- 5. Renegade priest -- 6. Cuba -- 7. The peace movement -- 8. New incarnation -- 9. Our wedding -- 10. Surveillance -- 11. Campaign / Chicano / Moratorium / Santa Paula -- 12. La Paz -- 13. Return to academia / the peace movement -- 14. The movement to abolish nuclear weapons and the struggle of the Sandinistas -- 15. Nicaraguan revolution -- 16. Office of the Americas and Nicaraguan delegations -- 17. Media requests -- 18. Beginning of the International March for Peace in Central America -- 19. The long march through Central America -- 20. The celebration -- 21. Reflection on the International March for Peace -- 22. Returning home -- 23. El Salvador -- 24. Demonstrations -- 25. Liberation theology -- 26. Last delegation to Nicaragua and reflections -- 27. Delegation to Iraq -- 28. L.A. uprisings & campaign for House of Representatives -- 29. Cuba again -- 30. Chiapas -- 31. A respite -- 32. Let's not talk about Jesus -- 33. A moral revolution -- Personal reflections -- Postscript: A conversation with God
Control code
729341812
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xx, 214 pages
Isbn
9781597091800
Lccn
2011033907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)729341812

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