Real Change News and Rev. Richard LangÂ report:
Jesuit priest, poet and activist Daniel Berrigan once said, â€œIf you want to follow Jesus, you better look good on wood.â€
With a multitude of arrests and prison confinements for his radical stand against war, Berrigan was a role model for words.Â Cindy Sheehan, who once worked as a church youth minister, also knows a thing or two about looking good on wood.Â She was the mom who wouldnâ€™t shut up when her son was killed in Iraq.Â She was the mom who dared to question, â€œWhat noble cause?â€ in a time when America was still obediently waving the flag after the 9/11 tragedy had transformed the character of our people from optimistic to fearful.
Sheehan will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27Â at University Temple United Methodist Church.Â She has been traveling a long, lonely â€” and some would say â€” crazy road since her own consciousness shifted upon hearing of son Caseyâ€™s senseless death.