Tag Archives: Ben Roberts

The Clown Archive

This weekend (9/28–9/29) I performed my play A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB AND GOD at the Figment Festival in Washington DC. For those of you who don’t know, the play is based on the actions of one Father Carl Kabat. On Good Friday 1994 (which fell on April Fool’s day), Kabat dressed in a […]

A Clown A Hammer A Bomb… and Father Carl

So I’ve been thinking about the Plowshares movement a great deal over the past few days. As I reported last week, the Tennessee Jury on the Transform Now Plowshares case found three peace activists (Michael Walli, Greg Boertje and Sister Megan Rice) guilty. They not only found them guilty of vandalism (which was expected, and […]

Iraq at ten years out

A quick look at the Calendar (I HAVE been kind of busy lately) tells me we’re at the ten-year anniversary of the regrettable decision by our last president to go to war with people who had NOTHING to do with 9/11. On the Sunday before the war, my former church (Washington Square United Methodist Church) […]