In the year 1945 an ORIGINAL CHILD was born. 66 YEARS LATER, LET US GATHER TO: REMEMBER THE PAIN, REPENT THE SIN, RECLAIM THE FUTURE.

Click here for a short review of the retreat written by Art Laffin

We’ll gather, August 5, 2011 and continue until early afternoon on August 9, 2011 entering together into a praxis of reflection, action, reflection…

 Where:

Given the realities of St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church and the intense use that it gets all the time but especially on weekends, we will break up our time together and stay at Dorothy Day or Jonah House over the weekend.

What and When:

FRIDAY,AUGUST 5, 2011 -
6:00 p.m.       gather for supper together at St. Stephen’s.
7:00 p.m.       “The Forgotten Bomb “ film by Bud Ryan
9:00 p.m.        close with prayer

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011
7:30 a.m.        prayer together remembering Hiroshima and the feast of the Transfiguration invites us into the question:

 “WILL WE CHOOSE TRANSFIGURATION OR ANNIHILATION?

8:00 a.m.             breakfast and clean up
9:00 a.m.             updates on our government’s nuclear weapons upgrades.
10:00 a.m.           plan for the action at Udvar Hazy where the Enola Gay is housed.
11:00 a.m.            travel to the museum where we will remember the pain, repent the sin and reclaim the future.
12:00 noon           depart for Udvar Hazy museum.

MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
6:00 p.m.              supper and clean up
7:00 – 8:00          complete the updates of nuclear weapons upgrades
8:00 – 9:00          planning for the Pentagon and White House witnesses
9:00 p.m.             closing prayer

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
6:15 a.m.             depart for the Pentagon in vehicles
7 –8:00 a.m.        Pentagon witness to repent the sin and reclaim the future
8:45  a.m.            back at St. Stephen’s breakfast and clean up
10:00 a.m.           action Review and Evaluation

11:15 a.m.           depart for the White House peace witness.

Also, we have divided among us the areas in the U.S. weapons systems that are slated for or in the process of being upgraded. And we will plan, enact and evaluate acts of peace witness and resistance together.

We sincerely hope that you can make time in these days to join sisters and brothers in saying:  NO MORE HIROSHIMAS!   NO MORE NAGASAKIS!   NO MORE WAR   – WAR NEVER AGAIN.     ABOLISH WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION FOREVER

Please let us know if you can be with us. You may phone, e-mail or write

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker
202-882-9649
artlaffin@hotmail.com

Jonah House
410-233-6238
disarmnow@verizon.net

click here for a list of resourses on the nuclear era.

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