Preaching a radical Jesus

April 29, 2008 in General, News

mcvlaunch.jpgSpeaking at the launch of his new book, Jesus: Social Revolutionary?, Peter McVerry SJ commented: “For me, the life and work of Jesus should mean that a huge commitment to social justice should be at the heart of all that the Christian churches preach and do”. He added an expression of regret that “the Churches’ emphasis on personal conversion fails to go beyond the personal, to emphasise the radical economic, social and political consequences of such conversion.” The book, published by Veritas, was launched jointly by Bishop Willie Walsh and Vincent Browne. The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, where Fr McVerry is based, has established a special website to allow readers of the book to share their reactions with the author and with one another. The website also contains extracts from the book and interviews with Fr McVerry.