From Joy to Sorrow: about Peter Ediger

Dear Friends,

Even as we experience the joy of our dear Bix’s release from prison and his good health, another peacemaker has experienced a dramatic decline.

Peter Ediger, longtime peacemaker, was hospitalized toward the end of January due to serious medical issues.  I do not have enough details to even begin to properly explain, but suffice to say that he needs for us to hold him deep in our hearts in this extraordinarily difficult time.

I do not know Peter personally, although I have gotten to know him through his work and his writings, including “Living with the Wolf: Walking the Way of Nonviolence.”  As JIm Haber put it, Peter is known by many “because of his booming voice singing at gatherings like the recent CW [Catholic Worker] gathering in Las Vegas, his activism at Rocky Flats, the Nevada Test Site with Nevada Desert Experience, and his work for Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service.”

Megan Rice just this morning reported that Peter, “companion in nuclear resistance to us all… has had a quick decline after two days of real awakening just last night….”

You can follow Peter’s progress at the blog his son Duane set up at

If you’d like to send Peter a message, email it to Ryan Hall at Pace Bene, (, and he will be certain to get it to him.




One Response

  1. Reading Peter Ediger’s thoughts and work is nothing like meeting with him and spending time with him. In my two stints with Nevada Desert Experience I always appreciated the times I could wander on over to his office for a good chat. With our cheap words we try to convey the incredible depth of his listening and compassion. For folks not entirely familiar with the true difficulties of interfaith work Peter’s campaign is inspiring in its courage, that he dares to go alone, trusting fully in the goodness of his Lord.

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