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2006 Paths to Peace Spring Forum
Is Religion Killing Us?  
Violence in the Bible and the Quran

Thursday, April 20, 2006
Riverland Community College
Albert Lea Campus

Forum Schedule
6:15 - Dessert Reception, The Atrium
7:00 - Keynote Address, The Lecture Hall, Room 124
8:00 - Question and Answer Session
8:45 - Book Signing


Funded in part by a grant from the Riverland Community College Foundation


Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. 5th Congressional District and will compete with Representative Martin Sabo for the DFL endorsement.  He is the author of numerous articles and books on faith, hunger, the arms race and U.S. foreign policy.  His books include Hunger for Justice:  the Politics of Food and Faith (Orbis Books, 1980), The Politics of Compassion (Orbis Books, 1986), War Against The Poor: Low Intensity Conflict and Christian Faith (Orbis Books, 1989), Brave New World Order:  Must We Pledge Allegiance (Orbis Books, 1992), Families Valued:  Parenting and Politics for the Good of All Children (Friendship Press, 1996), School of Assassins (Orbis Books, 1997), his first novel, Harvest of Cain ( EPICA , 2001), Jesus against Christianity:  Reclaiming the Missing Jesus (Trinity Press International, 2001), School of Assassins:  Guns, Greed and Globalization (Orbis Books, 2001), and, Is Religion Killing Us? Violence in the Bible and the Quran (Trinity Press International, 2003).  Jack’s most recent books are
Worship in the Spirit of Jesus: Theology, Liturgy, and Songs without Violence coauthored with Bret Hesla--Pilgrim Press 2005, and, Saving Christianity from Empire—Continuum, 2005.  

Jack served as National Program Coordinator of the Politics of Food Program with Clergy & Laity Concerned from 1977 to 1981.  He directed the Minnesota-based Hunger and Justice Project for the American Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church in America from 1982 to 1984.  Jack has extensive overseas experience including a two-year period when he co-directed a house of studies in Managua, Nicaragua for the Center for Global Education, a program of Augsburg College.

Jack is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota where he majored in Political Science, and he received his theological training at Union Theological Seminary in New York City where he earned his Master of Divinity degree.  Jack lives in Minneapolis with his wife and daughters.  He is a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and is active in the faith-based Community of St. Martin.  

Jack N-P recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. 5th Congressional District.