We are now in the season of Lent. It has been a tradition for our community to begin Lent on Ash Wednesday by joining Pax Christi and many other Christians for a peace liturgy outside the Ministry of Defence. We did so also this year. First we recognise our own sinfulness before we witness against and resist nuclear war preparations by marking the building of the Ministry of Defence with blessed charcoal. Pax Christi’s coverage can be seen here.
This year Ray Towey managed to write “Trident=Genocide Choose Life” on the wall of the Ministry of defence.
“Spending on nuclear weapons squanders the wealth of nations…when these resources are squandered, the poor and the weak pay the price..”
Message of the Holy Father on the occasion of the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons (7 December 2014)
As a Lenten observance Scott is once again attempting a 40 day fast.