Art Laffin is a member of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in Washington, D.C., where he lives with his wife and son. For nearly four decades, Art has been an organizer, writer and speaker in the faith-based nonviolent movement for peace, social justice, and eradicating poverty and war. He has participated in numerous actions for abolishing nuclear weapons, killer drones and all weapons, ending U.S. warmaking in Iraq and Afghanistan, prohibiting torture and racial violence, and upholding human rights for the homeless, immigrants, the poor and prisoners. He has been imprisoned for his involvement in the Trident Nein and Thames River plowshares actions, as well as for other nonviolent protests, including ending U.S. military intervention in Central America. He has also traveled to war zones in Northern Ireland, Central America, Palestine and Iraq to stand with people who are nonviolently resisting war and occupation. Since his brother’s murder in 1999, he has been actively involved in campaigning against the death penalty with the Journey of Hope.
He is co-author of “The Risk of the Cross” and co-editor of “Swords Into Plowshares.” He has also published articles in the National Catholic Reporter, Maryknoll Magazine, Sojourners, The Catholic Worker, The Hartford Courant, Tikkun Magazine and Pax Christi USA.