As the prophet Isaiah said around 2,750 years ago, “Integrity will bring peace, justice give everlasting security”. In January this year Chris Cole was sentenced to a month’s imprisonment in HMP Wandsworth for his refusal to pay a court fine incurred as a result of his nonviolent direct action against an arms fair. Come and hear why he believes Jesus’ prophetic message of peace calls us to act for justice using nonviolence.
Chris Cole coordinates Fig Tree, an initiative to engage the Christian community in peace and security issues. Having been imprisoned for nonviolent direct action, he is now undertaking a PhD examining whether a theology of reconciliation can challenge the accepted ethic of military security.