Monday, February 21, 2011



From The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
For those who suffer for the sake of Conscience
O God our Father,
whose Son forgave his enemies
while he was suffering shame and death:
Strengthen those who suffer for the sake of conscience;
when they are accused,
save them from speaking in hate;
when they are rejected,
save them from bitterness;
when they are imprisoned,
save them from despair;
and to us your servants, give grace to respect
their witness and to discern the truth,
that our society may be cleansed and strengthened.
This we ask for the sake of Jesus Christ,
our merciful and righteous Judge.
Here's a link to Amnesty International:

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

.Martin Luther King, Jr.


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