Sorry for the silence (busy fighting the arms trade)

By Symon Hill
September 22, 2013

If you’re one of the few people who keeps a regular eye on my blog (and if so, you’re much appreciated!), you’ll have noticed that I haven’t posted anything here for several weeks.

Sometimes I go a bit silent when I’m busy or stressed, but this time is different. I’ve been silent here, but making a noise elsewhere.

I’ve been rather busy, partly because I’ve recently moved house (to a Christian community) but mainly because I’ve been campaigning against the arms trade, and particularly the London arms fair that took place earlier in September.

I was arrested along with four other Christians while kneeling in prayer. We were blocking the entrance to the arms fair from Custom House station. We will be in court on Tuesday (24 September).

I’ve been really moved and uplifted by all the messages of support we’ve received, from people of several religions and none. They've made a real difference.

You can read more about the case at http://christianityuncut.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/five-christians-face-t.... To follow details, keep an eye on the website of Christianity Uncut (http://www.christianityuncut.wordpress.com).

And I’ll be back to blogging on here shortly!

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(c) Symon Hill is an Ekklesia associate and a founding member of Christianity Uncut. His latest book, Digital Revolutions: Activism in the internet age, is published by New Internationalist and can be ordered at http://newint.org/books/politics/digital-revolutions.

For links to more of Symon's writing, please visit http://www.symonhill.wordpress.com.

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