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