Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Peaceful Defiance

So what does non-violence protest look like? We have had so many revolutions, wars of independence and coups since the end of World War II. During that time only the example of Gandhi and Martin Luther King stick out as stellar examples of faith and action standing up for the oppressed. What does it look like today? It looks like thousands and thousands of Buddhist Monks marching all over Burma for democracy and against the military regime. It looks like peaceful protest in the face of tear gas, riot shields and columns of armed soldiers.

Now is the time for Christians who preach "Love your enemy as yourself", "turn the other check", Christians who are called upon to help the powerless of society to support folks who clearly walk the talk! It is time for Christians around the world to march in solidarity with our Buddhist brothers and sisters and to say "Yes" to peaceful protest.

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