Authentic Hope and the Military Industrial Complex | Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer (University of St. Thomas)

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer discusses his latest work, “Authentic Hope: It’s the End of the World as We Know It but Soft Landings are Possible” (2012). The author discusses five beliefs perpetuating the military-industrial complex, its consequences, and promoting the unconditional funding of war and how civilization may find a “soft landing” in altering our perspective on defense and security.

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, M.Div., associate professor of justice and peace studies at University of St. Thomas, is a nationally recognized teacher, writer, public speaker, and activist committed to nonviolent social change. He has focused his life and work on showing linkages between faith and critical political, economic and social issues. He has written extensively on issues of hunger, poverty, U.S. foreign policy, the historical Jesus, problems of God and violence, and authentic hope. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. T

This video interview was conducted at the 2012 Peace and Justice Studies Association conference at Tufts University in Boston, MA.

Interviewer: Tom Hastings

Editor: Paloma Ayala

Original source: PeaceVoiceTV (2013)