"The first chapter situates the issue of Just War in a broader historical and cultural context. Chapter two recounts the story of our nonviolent context. Chapter two recounts the story of our nonviolent witness: who (the three of us directly involved; the supporters; those affected by the action; and finally the trial witnesses); what (urging the mainline churches to take down a sword superimposed on a cross and turn it into a ploughshare as a public commitment to the renunciation of all war); plus the story's when, where, how, and why. The next chapter -- the heart of the book -- presents the trial: the accused, the witnesses and the judgement -- along with a stunning cloud of testimonies revealing some of the depth and breadth of love of enemy. The final chapter includes a very brief update; some reflections and conclusions; plus a major proposal to the mainline Christian denominations". -- Intro., p. xiii.
Contents: Dedication -- Foreword / Daniel Berrigan -- Thanks -- Introduction dated Toronto, May 2002 / Leonard Desroches -- Water breaking through: Before thee public witness: a context -- Cross and plowshare or cross and sword ?: The public witness -- A cloud of witnesses: The Trial -- Prison walls, church walls and freedom: Personal reflections on the aftermath.
The Rev. Don Heap, one of three defendants [with Bob Holmes and Leonard Desroches] in the trial, is a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada.