Weekend Action: Educate Yourself About Civil Disobedience

The offices of our elected representatives won't be answering their phones until Monday, but if you have a minute this weekend, check out this article, "Sanctuary and 'civil disobedience' (part 2)." The author, Fred Clark, is a progressive evangelical (yes, such a person does exist) who has written for years against the conspiracy theory mindset that plagues right-wing politics in the US, from the perspective of a person who has been both an insider and an outsider of that community. Much of his writing is both insightful and relevant to our work; this particular article reminds us that as we commit ourselves to nonviolent resistance, it's important to think about why we use the strategies we use, and to keep aware of times when our strategies might not be sufficient.