Peace Activist Scott Schaeffer-Duffy Talk – Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM the Social Justice Council of the First Universalist Society in Franklin will present a talk by long-time peace activist Scott Schaeffer-Duffy.
This free event will be held in the FUSF Meetinghouse at 262 Chestnut Street and is open to the public.
Scott Schaeffer-Duffy holds a BA in Religious Studies from Holy Cross College. Since 1983 he has been a member of the Catholic Worker Movement, first in Washington, DC and then in Worcester, Massachusetts, providing shelter for the homeless and working for peace and justice. He and his wife Claire have been on peace missions to many war zones and have also been arrested and jailed for nonviolent civil disobedience.
Scott’s first book, “Nothing Is Impossible: Stories from the Life of a Catholic Worker,” was released in February 2016. Scott is well-known for his inspiring story-telling and irrepressible optimism. He received the City of Worcester’s Human Rights Award in 1995. He and Claire received the Paulist Center’s Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice in 2007 and the Pax Christi Massachusetts Peacemaker Award in 2008.