Just one year ago today the five members of the Disarm Now Plowshares, along with their legal team and supporters, packed the courtroom in the Tacoma Union Station Federal Courthouse for their trial resulting from the 2009 Disarm Now Plowshares action.
Had our justice system been functioning as it should, the members of Disarm Now Plowshares would have been able to do just that – put Trident on trial.
The outcome of that December trial only strengthened our resolve to continue the struggle against the merchants of death and speak out for life. Bix’s reflection today reminds us that “in the stillness and early shadows of Advent” we may find an opening. May we be open to the Spirit, and walk in its “hope and light,” and may we continue the journey of resistance until one day these weapons are no more.
In Thanks, Peace and Hope,