All the Way In: A Story of Activism, Incarceration, and Organic Farming
By: Sister Jeanne Clark, OP
“With tender compassion and fierce humility, Sister Jeanne shares the wisdom garnered through a life committed to walking a path of truth and justice. Her work offers both inspiration and deep nourishment for all those working to create a better world for the Earth and all her children.”—Stephan Martin, Director, Deeptime Leadership Program at the Deeptime Network
“Rising up from a planetary chaos of political antagonisms, ruinous industrial processes, and threats of nuclear war, is Sister Jeanne Clark, OP, a miracle of wisdom and faith. As you read her story, you will find yourself weeping with joy. Her very existence is proof that, in the midst of vast destruction, humanity is also building a world of compassion and peace.”—Brian Thomas Swimme, California Institute of Integral Studies
“Jeanne Clark’s book is a page turner. An engaging story of a deeply committed nun inspired by Dorothy Day and Thomas Berry to create the foundations for peace with the Earth community.”—Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author, Journey of the Universe, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology
“Jeanne Clark’s collection of inspiring personal stories reveals a faithful journey in response to deeply challenging manifestations of violence and injustice. Clearly, a community of communities—ultimately the beloved Earth Community—provided fertile soil for her repeatedly affirmative and risky responses to the signs of the times.”—Marie Dennis, Senior Advisor to the Secretary General, Pax Christi International
“Sister Jeanne Clark shows us that to be ‘religious’ is to be in relation. The true power of religion is not to save us from the world but to save the world from our worst impulses. That takes courage. These pages inspire us to answer for ourselves the question of what we feel called to do.”—Carl Safina, Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity, Stony Brook University
The inspiring story of one Dominican sister’s ongoing journey in religious life, moving from conventional ministries to a growing engagement with nonviolent witness, peace activism, and care for the earth.
Jeanne Clark, OP, has long been inspired by the work of Passionist priest and author Thomas Berry, and the teachings of his former student Brian Swimme. A Pax Christi Long Island “Peacemaker of the Year,” she has received other awards including one from the ACLU. Clark co-founded Homecoming Farm on Long Island, NY.