We witness this Holy Week
in the streets of Washington DC
to follow Jesus in Nonviolent Revolution
as he made his way to Jerusalem.
We say loudly and clearly with him,
"Put away the sword", the weapons, the violence!
We call out to the consciences
of those who lead the nations –
President Obama, Prime Ministers Cameron and Harper,
Muammar Gaddafi, Ali Abdullah Saleh, King Hamad,
Hosni Mubarak, Ben Ali, President Medevedev,
and all leaders –
War No More! Violence No More! Put Away your Swords,
guns, bombs, carriers of bombs, oppression
and become part of the Nonviolent Revolution.
We can no longer afford guns and bombs
when the billions of people of the world
do not have sufficient bread and butter,
educational opportunities, health care and shelter.
Our consciences are formed to love enemies, to feed the hungry,
to become one world of sisters and brothers
under one God,
one Spirit, one Family
with disarmed hearts and in a disarmed world.