Paul ShannonIn this interlude, Paul Shannon, draws on his life experience, early sense of religious identity, and exposure to the Vietnam War. In it we come to understand how the peace movement was his entry point into the world of activism.

"When I graduated from Holy Cross College and entered the Jesuit seminary in 1969, I was one of the most unlikely people on earth to become an activist. Like many other Catholic baby boomers whose families headed out of Boston for outlying towns (not really suburbs yet) in the 1950s and 1960s, my life was completely enveloped by two powerful religions: Irish Catholicism and the all-pervasive religion of the American Empire...

We will be rolling out the individual "interludes"  over the next few months.