Thomas Merton Correspondence with James H. Forest

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Title

Thomas Merton Correspondence with James H. Forest

Subject

Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968--Correspondence.

Description

A life-long activist for peace, Forest first comes into contact with Merton through Dorothy Day while Forest was at the Catholic Worker in New York. He was active in the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship (CPF), an affiliate program of FOR, to assist those trying to obtain Conscientious Objector status in 1964. In 1977, Forest assumed the duty of General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR). He now lives in the Netherlands.

Source

Thomas Merton Correspondence

Date

1961-1968

Contributor

Forest, James H., 1941

Rights

Copyright The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University. All rights reserved. Photographs copyright of the Merton Legacy Trust. Not to be used without written permission.

Relation

See also the "Gagner, Gary A." (conscientious objector) and the "FBI Materials and CIA Materials" files; and see also Cold War Letters #25, #31, #61, #69, and #101, and other letters from Merton to Forest published in The Hidden Ground of Love, pp.254-308.

Format

Text

Language

English

Identifier

Section A - Correspondence

Items in the Thomas Merton Correspondence with James H. Forest Collection

Letter to Thomas Merton from James H. Forest. 1961 August 11
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Letter to Merton regarding an article in the Catholic Worker.

Letter to Thomas Merton from James H. Forest. 1961 July 31
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Letter to Merton regarding an article in the Catholic Worker, pg. 1

Letter to Thomas Merton from James H. Forest. 1961 July 31
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Letter to Merton regarding an article in the Catholic Worker, pg. 2

Letter to Thomas Merton to James H. Forest. 1962 June 14
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Letter to Merton discussing PAX, pg. 1

Letter to Thomas Merton to James H. Forest. 1962 June 14
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Enclosure mentioned in June 14, 1962 letter - a quotation from E.I. Watkin.

Letter to Thomas Merton from James H. Forest. 1962 May 15
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Letter to Merton expressing sadness that he is no longer able to write for the Catholic Worker.

Letter to Thomas Merton from James H. Forest. 1962 May 23
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Letter to Merton expressing sadness that he is no longer able to write for the Catholic Worker, pg. 1

Letter to Thomas Merton from James H. Forest. 1962 May 23
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Letter to Merton expressing sadness that he is no longer able to write for the Catholic Worker and beginning work with…

Letter to Thomas Merton from James H. Forest. 1962 May 23
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Letter to Merton pg. 3. Asks in a postscript for a copy of a booklet.

Letter to Thomas Merton from James H. Forest. 1964 August 27
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Letter to Merton discussing articles, Vietnam, and other issues of the day.