Food for Thought Books is a not-for-profit, workers' collective bookstore located in downtown Amherst, MA - now in our 37th year! We feature a wide array of radical & progressive media: all manner of nourishment for the heart & mind.
The Many Sides of Peace comes out of thirty years of living in a
Catholic lay community, attempting to understand and practice the
compelling ideas of gospel-centered nonviolent love. The book attempts
to speak to the signs of these times for those who seek peace and
liberation from both war and the looming ecological Armageddon. It is a
faith based on the revelation of Jesus and the conviction that a love
that is nonviolent will save this environmentally threatened planet and
its warlike people from an "at risk" status to a more peaceful and
sustainable one. This is a message of hope, a "how to live" spiritual
manual for human/earth survival that can help create a bold and
"When it comes to nonviolent and sustainable living, the most prophetic people I've met in my journey are Brayton and Suzanne Shanley. The Many Sides of Peace is a beautiful book arising from how well they walk the walk and talk the talk. Treat yourself to the discomfort it
will cause, even while it gives you hope."
—Thomas Groome, Professor of Theology and Religious Education, Boston College
The ever-awesome Get Up Get Down crew from Youth Action Coalition created this amazing mural on our sidewall the spring & summer of 2007. We are honored to have been chosen to host such a compelling piece of art for the whole community to see & share. Thank you Get Up Get Down!