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Monday, July 13, 2009
In solidarity With The Bonhoeffer 4
I dedicate this post to four nonviolent Christian activists who entered the Shoalwater Bay Training Area this morning to stop the Talisman Saber exercises. Calling themselves the “Bonhoeffer 4” after Kevin Rudd’s favourite theologian, Margaret Pestorius (44, Social Worker, Cairns), Jarrod McKenna (28, School Peace Educator, Perth) Jessica Morrison (33, University lecturer, Melbourne) and Rev. Simon Moyle (32, Baptist Minister, Melbourne) are currently moving towards a live-fire area. They call on the Australian and US forces to cease their involvement in the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and the undeclared war in Pakistan.
Fight Fire with Wateris a Catholic anti-war group which holds a weekly vigil each Friday from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. in Anzac Square, Brisbane. The group is focussed on ending military action in Iraq and Afghanistan. The vigil is a dignified gathering in which the names of people of all nationalities killed in both countries are read and candles lit in their memory. All who long for an end to war are welcome.