Breaking the Law: A Christian Calling?
- Tuesday, June 05, 2001
Dr. Epp Buckingham, the coalition's legal counsel, says the paper in no way condones violent protest. And while Redekop is clear that civil disobedience must not harm others, he stops short of condemning violence itself. Buckingham added that the document is likely to be controversial among the member churches, many of which are staunchly conservative. Yet, whether the issue is religious freedom or anger over free trade, Dr. Buckingham says the ground rules for Christians have changed: "There may be justification, and there may be times when civil disobedience is important."
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