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John Kiser


Almost 10 years ago, author John W. Kiser introduced much of the Western world to the Cistercian Monks of Tibhirine, Algeria, the suspected abduction targets of rebel fighters during the Algerian Civil War. Kiser is the author of The Monks of Tibhirine, which earned high critical acclaim and served as the guide for French film producer Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men.

More than 15 years after their abduction and martyrdom – and almost a decade after the publication of what must be considered the definitive report on the Monks of Tibhirine – Kiser is convinced theirs is a story that must be told again and again. He speaks around the country, revealing more of the “untold story” of the Monks of Tibhirine and discussing circumstances in today’s world that demand a return to this fascinating mystery and the Cistercians at its center.

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