We learned Tuesday, and confirmed yesterday, that the government prosecutor is dismissing charges against the eleven of us who were arrested on Good Friday at the Pentagon, and that we don’t even have to appear in court tomorrow, May 18. It’s been a long time since the government has dismissed charges against nonviolent peacemakers and waived their court appearance. We can only speculate why. Thanks to each of you who have offered prayers and messages of support for our action and for our trial, which is now not taking place. Although we are being dismissed, our action isn’t forgotten. I and the others of us arrested will not forget the victims of our government’s warmaking crucified to a cross of warmaking and oppression. We will not forget the admonition of Jesus to “Put Away the Sword.” We will not forget the responsibility we have to nonviolently resist state-sanctioned killing and be peacemakers.. In response to the unrelenting violence of the Pentagon, and the glorification of war which will be on full display this weekend in Chicago at the NATO Summit, and at the annual Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base, let us pray that we can be channels of Jesus’ peace and reconciling love as we work to help create the Beloved Community.
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