On Thursday, Father Louis Vitale, OFM was arrested along side Quakers, Episcopalians (myself included). I first met Father Vitale when I was doing my three months of chaplaincy during seminary at St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco. Father Vitale has embodied the Franciscan way of life through practicing solidarity with the poor and nonviolence for many years. Father Vitale has participated in direct action at the School of the Americas and helped open the doors of his parish in the Tenderloin to the homeless. Please read more about this inspiring man of faith here and here.
Also, if you are looking for more information about Christian nonviolence please read this excellent article by Christian theologian Walter Wink. Also helpful resources can be found here.