Ciaron O’Reilly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wed, Jun 16, 2010
The charges against the Bonhoeffer Peace Collective - four Christian
peace activists who infiltrated the secret Australian military base on
causing a lock down on the base, effectively disrupting the Australian
war effort in
Bonhoeffer 4 activists, Simon Reeves from court “Charges dismissed by
magistrate!! Magistrate agrees sanctity of life is more important than
unjust laws.” More information, including a link to the legislation
they were discharged under, is available at http://paceebene.org/blog/
Information about the Bonhoeffer 4 and their original press release
which we circulated in March 2010 is copied below.
Here is the media release from the Bonhoeffer Peace Collective, four
Christian peace activists who yesterday morning infiltrated the secret
Australian military base on
island at 5.30am, they spent several hours on the base shutting down
the switchboard, a satellite and causing a lock down on the base,
effectively disrupting the Australian war effort in
four were charged with trespass. There is a video of the Bonhoeffer
Peace Collective explaining their action at http://paceebene.
Activists breach secret military base
Media release: The Bonhoeffer Peace Collective
31 March 2010
At 6am this morning, four Christian peace activists entered Swan
Island, one of
Queenscliff, Victoria, seeking to disrupt the war in
mind. It’s time to end further suffering of the Afghan people and our
soldiers by bringing our troops home,” the group said.
Army’s elite Special Air Service (SAS) and the Australian Secret
Intelligence Service (ASIS).
than Pine Gap in central
“In the week before the first Easter, Jesus blockaded the temple and
turned the tables inside. Today we are imitating Jesus’ disruption”,
the group said. “Sometimes you have to get in the way of injustice”.
“War can’t bring peace, it can only bring further terror, death and
poverty,” the group said.
Rev. Simon Moyle (Baptist Minister), Jacob Bolton (Community Worker),
Jessica Morrison (University Lecturer) and Simon Reeves (Social
Worker) have called themselves the Bonhoeffer Peace Collective after
Kevin Rudd’s favorite theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was also an
“The followers of Christ have been called to peace. And they must not
only have peace but also make it. His disciples keep the peace by
choosing to endure suffering themselves rather than inflict it on
others. In so doing they overcome evil with good, and establish the
peace of God in the midst of a world of war and hate.”- Dietrich