The conference, “Daniel Berrigan and a Spirituality of Prophecy,” hosted by the San Antonio, Texas, Oblate School of Theology this spring, reiterated Berrigan’s message of peace and nonviolence. The Fellowship magazine’s Spring 2017 issue included his Letter to the Weathermen, which had been published in The Village Voice, New York City, in 1970. The Weathermen were infamous for their revolutionary acts of sabotage and property damage. Dan’s letter counseled them as a brother, even while he was sought by the FBI for his own infractions, saying, “No principle is worth the sacrifice of a single human being.”
His letter not only has historical value; it speaks to our current situation and is a message of hope. Read Berrigan’s writings in Fellowship (forusa.org/blog.php?i=30) or a book relating to his life, such as those found at www.orbisbooks.com.