The Church is in the world, it is part of the suffering in the world, and though Christ condemned the disciple who struck off the ear of the high priest's servent, our hearts go out in sympathy to all who are moved to violence by the suffering of others. The Church condemns violence, but it condemns indifference more harshly. Violence can be the expression of love, indifference never. One is an imperfection of charity, the other the perfection of egoism. In the days of fear, doubt and confusion, the simplicity and loyalty of one apostle advocated a political solution. He was wrong, but I would rather be wrong with St Thomas than right with the cold and the craven. Let us go up to Jerusalem and die with him.
Zakcq Lockrem is a Master of Urban Planning Candidate specializing in the history and theory of planning and international planning at the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has a B.S. in Urban Affairs from Boston University. He is an urban planner and advocate engaged in research on the reification of identity, the insurgent and everyday practices of urbanism and on alternative transportation and the design of public places. Zakcq also works as a bicycle planning consultant and has contributed to projects in Mexico and around New England.