Civil Disobedience

Robert Roth 4-01-2006

Peter's denials and Judas' betrayal foreshadow the reactionary horror to come.

Bruce Petersen 3-01-2006
Why I felt called to civil disobedience.
Rose Marie Berger 3-01-2006

U.S. Capitol Police arrested 115 religious leaders in front of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., in December while they knelt on the steps to pray and protest the planned federal budget cuts to social programs that aid the poor. The event was organized by Sojourners and Call to Renewal. “I have lived and worked among the poor for 12-plus years,” Denver-based participant Michelle Warren told Sojourners. “I am an evangelical Christian and we, as evangelicals, need to advocate for the poor. Today was just the beginning.”

Rose Marie Berger 12-01-2005
The arrest slip identified my 'property' as a Bible, a set of keys, and shoelaces.
John Fleming 4-01-2005

Uncut interview with the man at the center of the Jimmy Lee Jackson murder case.

John Fleming 4-01-2005

A 40-year-old civil rights murder mystery, and the former state trooper who holds the answer.

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada has decided that breaking the law can be a Christian duty.

Four Plowshares activists led by Philip Berrigan entered an Air National Guard base in Essex, Maryland, in late December to disarm A-10 Warthog aircraft

Tony Campolo 3-01-1996

The Bible gives very clear instructions that Christians should be subject to government authorities (Romans 13:1-4).

Heather Wengerd 3-01-1996

As a social worker at Bread for the City and Zacchaeus Free Clinic, I have had many experiences with those who are suffering.

Richard K. Taylor 3-01-1996
It is wrong to make an idol out of the law.
William O'Brien 3-01-1996

The democratic tradition at its best has always had those who act on conscience in such ways that knowingly defy the immediacy of legal regulation.

Jim Dickerson 3-01-1996

In many ways I feel like a hypocrite in regards to my actions at the Capitol.

Bob Holum 3-01-1996

The rule of law in a free society is an expression of the social contract between the governed and government and between the people and each other.

Joe Roos 3-01-1996

THE OLD TESTAMENT prophets claimed, and the New Testament witnesses affirmed, that a society will be judged (by God) most fundamentally by the way it has treated the poorest and most marginalized in its midst.

Ellen Watkins 3-01-1996

Why would I, a peaceful, usually law-abiding grandmother of four (not even a parking ticket) break the habit of a lifetime and become the "little old lady in tennis shoes"...

Dee Dee Risher 3-01-1996

The political leaders in place at this time are constructing social policy and vision that is fundamentally destructive of human life and well-being, particularly of those most marginalized by our governmental system.

Rose Marie Berger 3-01-1996
If we could split ourselves
Killian Noe 3-01-1996

Perhaps I can best explain why I knowingly chose to break the law by recalling a conversation I had with my 7-year-old daughter before she left for school on the morning of December 7.

Maia Twedt 3-01-1996

The story of poverty must be told again and again until we all recognize a responsibility to search for solutions and develop a passion to work toward their implementation.