Feast of the Holy Innocents: Protesting Drone Warfare


Today was the Feast of the Holy Innocents. It is a day that is part of the Christmas arc and remembers the young children of Bethlehem slaughtered by Herod soon after Jesus’ birth because Herod felt threatened that another king would arise to challenge him.

Being 39.5 weeks pregnant helps me feel with all the mothers who have lost children to drone attacks.

To observe this day, our entire household went to remember the Holy Innocents that have died from US drone attacks. NY Times and Fox News NY reported on the coordinated actions from yesterday, as well as the Pentagon info has just come out about the patterns of immense failure in the US drone program. Whistleblower Daniel Hale made documents public about the huge numbers of innocent people (including many children) slaughtered in their homes or yards. https://www.wicz.com/…/veterans-for-peace-protests…

More on Daniel Hale’s courageous choice to bring the truth to light, and the years of jail time he faces because of his witness: https://theintercept.com/…/daniel-hale-whistleblower…/

More on why we need a ban on drones: https://bankillerdrones.org/why-a-ban/

We stood across from the base, as the shift changed. We stood, and held the faces and names of the victims in the sightlines of the engineers, pilots, janitors, and managers as they departed from work at Hancock Air Force Base.
This vigil has gone on consistently since 2001 and the advent of the drone program. Elders have, and continue to lead the way. We were blessed to join them, and bring up the next generation to follow their example.

Find out what you can do, so that what is done in YOUR name does not continue to create violence and harm. https://bankillerdrones.org/action/

About SEN

Born on United Nations Day, I am actively involved in the process of figuring out how we can live together well on this planet, given our similar and different truth claims. Thanks for joining me on the journey!

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