The Risk of the Cross: Living Gospel Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age

The Risk of the Cross

By Arthur Laffin. This new edition seeks to answer questions such as: What does it mean to follow Jesus way of the cross and to place our trust in God for our true security, instead of in nuclear weapons that can destroy all life on earth? How do we find hope and courage to stand for God’s reign of love, justice, and nonviolence in a world threatened by nuclear weapons, environmental devastation, warfare, systemic inequality, and other perils? And ultimately, in whom do we place our trust?

At its core are five small-group sessions focusing on Jesus call to discipleship in Mark’s gospel all linked to appendices containing information and inspiration to help faith communities embrace the way of gospel nonviolence and to take action to avert nuclear annihilation and create a disarmed world. Read more.