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The Seamless Garment
produced by Lou Buttino and featuring interviews with:

  • John Dear, S.J.
  • Eileen Egan
  • Nat Hentoff
  • Consuelo Beck-Sague; and
  • Juli Loesch Wiley

Narrated by Will Campbell

In this unique, upbeat video lasting less than a half hour, five noted peace and justice activists tell why they have come to support the consistent ethic of reverence for life, and oppose war, abortion, the death penalty and euthanasia.

These speakers come from many backgrounds. One was originally in favor of the death penalty, and tells how she changed. One tells of his change to a prolife position on abortion, and the resulting friction with his colleagues. Several are visionaries with a clear picture of how life could be if we embraced a consistent ethic of life.

"An invaluable tool for promoting the consistent ethic, but also a fascinating and unusual experience, full of new ideas, and leaving the viewer energized and full of hope." -- Rose Evans, Editor, Harmony

John Dear, S.J. is a peace activist and the author of several books, including Our God is Nonviolent (Pilgrim Press, 1990).

Eileen Egan is the original inventor of the phrase "the seamless garment" and is a longtime activist in the Catholic Worker movement.

Nat Hentoff is a journalist whose writings appear in The Village Voice and numerous other publications, and is the author of many books, including Peace Agitator: the Story of A.J. Muste; The First Freedom: the Tumultuous History of Free Speech in America; and a biography of John Cardinal O'Connor.

Consuelo Beck-Sague is a peace activist and a vigorous opponent of the death penalty.

Juli Loesch Wiley is a writer, speaker and activist for the consistent ethic and the founder of Prolifers for Survival, the pioneer consistent ethic organization.

Will Campbell is a civil rights activist and author whose works have appeared in many journals. His most acclaimed book was the widely acclaimed Forty Acres and a Goat.

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