Faith often fuels civil disobedience

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March 3, 2011 by The Mormon Worker

“We’ve got to quit raising our hand to sustain everything our government does.” – Ron Madsen

Check out this article from the Salt Lake Tribune about civil disobedience. Mormon Worker contributor Ron Madsen is quoted extensively. -Will

“A Quaker and a seasoned peace activist, Diana Hirschi knew that when she tried to block a shipment of missile motors from the Hercules plant in the western Salt Lake Valley in the 1980s, she could be thrown in jail for up to six months.

The east Salt Lake City resident weighed that prospect against her goal — to call attention to what she saw as a shameful bomb-enabling business in her own backyard — and decided the risk was worth taking.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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