Nonviolence, Community, Resistance: Jonah House | WitnessPhoto
The Atlantic Life Community and other concerned people gathered for four days in Washington, D.C. to remember the 64th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On the Road to no War: Camp Peary to Naval Station Norfolk: June 22-26, 2009 The Norfolk Catholic Worker and Hampton Roads area peace groups organized a walk of over 50 miles in 5 days to bring a message of disarmament to 13 Hampton Roads area military installations. Carol Gilbert, OP and Ardeth Platte, OP joined this walk for disarmament. (Chrissy Nesbitt, photographer)
While President Obama was holding a nationally televised press conference to mark the 100th day of his administration, hundreds of mostly progressive Christians were gathered outside the White House, some risking arrest as they press the president for a quicker end to the war in Iraq. Christian Peace Witness for Iraq of more than 20 faith-based peace groups, will participate in a public act of repentance for the war and ask the president to join them in beginning the work of reconciliation and rebuilding in Iraq.
On Thursday, April 30th, 62 members of Witness Against Torture 100 Days Campaign were arrested at the gates of the White House demanding that the Obama administration support a criminal inquiry into torture under the Bush administration and release innocent detainees still held at Guantanamo. Facing the White House, each of the arrestees wore the name of a Guantanamo inmate who had been cleared for release or who had died at the prison. A giant banner they carried read "Justice Delayed is Justice Denied."
During the Faith and Resistance Retreat in D.C., we went to the Department of Energy and the Pentagon. We became a procession of mourners, mourning for all the victims of wars, for those killed and injured by nuclear weapons, and those threatened by US nuclear policies and empire expansion.