Peace Witnesses to Commemorate the U.S. Nuclear Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Dear Friends,
Please join with the Jonah House Community, the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and other friends from the Atlantic Life Community for the annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki actions which will be held on August 6 and August 9. See details below. Please share with others

August 6 and August 9  Peace Witnesses

Commemorating the U.S. Nuclear Bombings

of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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  “Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil”.

(Epitah at bottom of the Hiroshima Peace Park Memorial Cenotaph and Peace Flame to remember all the victims of the atomic bombings)

 

Sixty nine years ago the American government did the “unspeakable” and dropped atom bombs on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. Please join in two nonviolent actions as we seek to remember the pain, repent the sin and reclaim the future.

       
When and Where:

Wednesday, August 6  (Anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and the feast of the Transfiguration): Nonviolent witness at the Pentagon. Meet on corner of Army-Navy Drive and Fern St. @ 11:45 a.m. Witness from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 9 (Anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Nagasaki): Meet at 16th and H St. NW at 11:45 a.m. and process to White House for a Noon – 1:00 p.m. witness.

Please join us!

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

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

Published in: on July 18, 2014 at 2:22 am  Leave a Comment  

Vegetarianism & Nonviolence

Speaker: Bruce Friedrich

BF and Hilly, low res, photo credit Jo-Anne McArthur

Former Catholic Worker and Plowshares activist Bruce Friedrich will lead a discussion of vegetarianism as an ingredient in lived nonviolence. Bruce will speak briefly about the contributions of modern agriculture to environmental problems, global poverty, and cruelty to animals, after which he hopes for a spirited discussion. Bruce lived at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker from 1990-1996 and was a member of the Pax Christi-Spirit of Life Plowshares action, for which he spent 15 months in prison.

 

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 @7:30 p.m.

Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010

For more information contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649

Published in: on April 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm  Comments (2)  

HOLY WEEK FAITH AND RESISTANCE RETREAT

When: Wednesday, April 16 (6:00 p.m. dinner) — Good Friday, April 18 (Ending after Noon White House Witness)

What: As we prepare to enter into Holy Week to commemorate the Last Supper, arrest, torture, trial and crucifixion of Jesus, please join in a time of prayer, reflection, community building and acts of nonviolent resistance focusing on the theme: “PUT AWAY THE SWORD.” The retreat, which will include time for communal reflection and several nonviolent actions, will commence with a 6:00 p.m. dinner on April 16 and conclude on Good Friday following a nonviolent witness at the White House from Noon – 1:00 p.m. The retreat is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and the Jonah House Community. Please join us!

Where: St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010 (corner of 16th St. and Newton)

For more info contact:
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, www.DCcatholicworker.wordpress.com.
Jonah House Community, disarmnow2@verizon.net


phone#: Dorothy Day House: 202-882-9649
Jonah House Community: 410-233-6238
Published in: on April 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

King-Mandela-Romero – For the Long Haul – the Struggle Continues

Speaker: Bishop Tom Gumbleton
 

Drawing from the examples of three prophets of nonviolence, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Oscar Romero, join Bishop Gumbleton in accepting the challenge to recommit our lives to struggle against violence.

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

 
Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010
 

For more information contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649, 202-360-6416

Published in: on March 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm  Comments (1)  

Take the Message to Jerusalem

Speaker: Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

Emmanuel Charles McCarthy is a Catholic priest of the Eastern Rite whose entire adult life has been used to call all the Churches of Christianity back to following the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels and His Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies.
In his talk, Fr. McCarthy will share his belief that in the teaching of Jesus the kingdoms of this world are not objects of redemption. They operate by violence. Violence is part of their very DNA. As Carl J. Friedrich, Eaton Professor of Government at Harvard, writes in his The Pathology of Politics: “Our analysis has shown that politics needs all these dubious practices; it cannot be managed without violence, betrayal, corruption, secrecy and propaganda.” Jesus taught that violence belongs to the reign of Satan. Wanting to get one’s hands on the levers of state power or wanting to control those who have their hands on the levers of state power is not the means to bring about the revolution initiated by Jesus. It is the means to non-revolution.

Please join us!

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010

For more information contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649

Published in: on March 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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