To speak truth to power
Med anledning av plogbillrörelsens 30 års-jubileum gjorde tre fredsaktivister från Catholic Worker, bland annat Fader Martin från London Catholic Worker, en plogbillsaktion mot Aldersmaston, där kärnvapen tillverkas. Här i pressreleasen kan ni läsa lite om hur en sådan aktion kan gå till, dess syfte osv.
AWE Aldermaston Opened For Disarmament By Christian Peace Activists Three Christian peace activists were arrested at AWE Aldermaston after opening the base for disarmament. The three, Fr. Martin Newell (43), Passionist priest from the London Catholic Worker, Susan Clarkson (63) of the Oxford Catholic Worker, and Chris Cole (47) also from Oxford , cut a doorway into the outer fence of nuclear base. They group then attached a sign saying ‘Open for Disarmament: All Welcome’. The three then entered the base, through the new gateway knelt and prayed. In a statement the three said: “We come to the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston to open a new gateway into this tightly guarded factory of death. We come inspired by the message of Jesus to love our enemies, to be peacemakers and to live act nonviolently at all times. This week marks the 30th anniversary of the first act of nuclear disarmament, the ‘Ploughshares 8’ and we act, inspired by that spirit of disarmament. We believe that AWE Aldermaston and its extensive and expensive new development programme needs to be exposed for what it is: a factory for the creation of weapons of mass destruction which have the power to destroy this beautiful world, given to us by God, our loving creator, to care and tend.
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Bilder från London Catholic Worker. Det är ju sanning att kärnvapen är fel, ont och oönskat. Gud, låt ditt rike komma.