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Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story & Q&A

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Law School, Old College

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Biopic of radical pacifist founder of Catholic Worker newspaper & houses of hospitatliy. Q&A: author of memoir grandaughter Kate Hennessey.

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6:30pm. Snack & Refreshments.

7 - 8pm. Film. 8 - 9pm. Q& A / Discussion.

The life and work of Dorothy Day--the iconic, controversial radical, pacifist Catholic who Pope Francis called a "great American". Dorothy Day followed the Biblical challenge to be “peacemakers” by resisting all forms of military intervention.

She protested America’s involvement in World War II, was arrested multiple times for protesting America’s nuclear buildup and led nationwide resistance against the war in Vietnam. The FBI considered her a threat to national security. Now the Catholic Church is considering her for sainthood.

REVOLUTION OF THE HEART: The Dorothy Day Story profiles one of the most extraordinary and courageous women in American history. She was co-founder of the Catholic Worker newspaper that exposed rampant injustices during the Great Depression and a network of houses of hospitality to welcome the poor and destitute.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with Kate Hennessey, author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother.

Dorothy Day's life has been revealed through her own writings and by historians, theologians, and academics. The World Will Be Saved by Beauty is a frank and reflective, heartfelt and humorous portrait that challenges ideas of plaster saints and of saintly women.

Day is an unusual candidate for sainthood. Before her conversion, she lived what she called a "disorderly life," had an abortion and gave birth to a child out of wedlock. After her conversion, she was a rigorous challenger of the Church and a prolific writer whose books are still in print and widely read. This account shows her as driven to do good but dogmatic, loving but judgmental.

REVOLUTION OF THE HEART includes rare archival photographs and film footage plus interviews with actor/activist Martin Sheen, public theologian Cornel West, popular author Joan Chittister, Jim Wallis of Sojourners and many others.

Hosted by Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre and University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy.

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