Friday, March 29, 2013
2013 Good Friday witness actions against un-ending war!
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Tuesday, March 26th, 7:30 to 9am, on the Northbay UpRising morning show [http://northbaymorningshow.blogspot.com], we'll speak with Bob Hanson, and Carl, about the upcoming "Walk from the PEACE CENTER to the WAR CENTER" in connection with the Good Friday Protest at the Livermore Labs!
Thursday, March 28th, 5:15pm, on the Northbay Uprising radio news (part of the Northbay Uprising radio showcase [http://northbayuprising.blogspot.com]), we'll speak with the Rev. Phil Lawson (Pastor Emeritus Easter Hill United Methodist Church, co-founder of the National Council of Elders, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, & former Interfaith Program Director of East Bay Housing Organizations) about the Good Friday Protest at the Livermore Labs!
More information about the upcoming peace actions:
2013-03-27 to 2013-03-29 "WALK TOWARDS PEACE"
"Walk from the PEACE CENTER to the WAR CENTER"
The Peace Advocacy Committee of the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center is sponsoring an action in connection with the annual Good Friday Protest at the Livermore Labs.
We hope to find a couple dozen or more folks who will walk to the labs from the Peace Center in Walnut Creek...theme will be Peace Center to War Center Walk.
Walkers will carry signs related to the abolition of nuclear weapons and conversion of the labs to peaceful uses such as fighting climate change. We think this will be a good way to get some publicity for the Good Friday event and the anti-nuclear movement in general.
If you aren't up to the entire 30 miles, perhaps you could walk part of the way with us.
The route will involve a 12 mile walk on Wed., March 27 from Walnut Creek to the Peace Lutheran Church in Danville, where we will spend the night. On Thursday, March 28, we will trek 16 miles from there to spend a night at a Livermore church. On Friday morning we will walk the remaining mile or so to the labs to take part in the 7:00 a.m. demonstration. Participants will have the option of peaceful disobedience and getting arrested.
Contact: Bob Hanson [doctoroutdoors (@comcast.net].
A Peaceful Pro-Life gathering... against nuclear weapons:
March 29, 6:45 a.m.
"Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?" with Rev. Phil Lawson (Pastor Emeritus Easter Hill United Methodist Church, co-founder of the National Council of Elders, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, & former Interfaith Program Director of East Bay Housing Organizations) with a Liturgical Dance led by Carla DeSola.
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory [Vasco Road & Patterson Pass Road, Livermore]
Livermore Lab was founded to develop the hydrogen bomb and new weapons of mass destruction are still designed there. For more than 25 years, people of faith and others concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons have gathered on Good Friday outside the Livermore Laboratory.
This year the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King is particularly on our minds. Our speaker Phil Lawson, who was deeply involved with King’s movement in the 1960’s will reflect on Dr. King’s last book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Considering drone strikes and continued nuclear threats, his words are still relevant today:
We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent coannihilation.
When scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men. . . .
After the service we will walk about one-quarter mile to the main gate, where there will be liturgical dance followed by an opportunity for nonviolent acts of witness. Along the way Stations of the Cross will remind us of the extent of suffering at home and abroad resulting from the system of domination enforced by our military and its weapons.
Community gathering after the action will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue, Livermore.
For driving directions, transit info and further information contact the Ecumenical Peace Institute [http://www.epicalc.org/] [510-655-1162] [510-654-4983] [PO Box 9334, Berkeley, CA 94709] [email@example.com]
The event is Wheelchair accessible
2013-03-29 "Good Friday at Lockheed" vigil
Friday, @ 10 AM
Lockheed Missiles Entrance, at Mathilda & Java Drs. in Sunnyvale
GOOD FRIDAY- NONVIOLENT WITNESS TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS- WILL TAKE PLACE AT 10:00 a.m. on MARCH 29.
GATHER AT 5TH AVE & MATHILDA BY LOCKHEED LIGHT RAIL STATION.
READINGS AND MUSIC
PROCESSION WITH THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS ON EACH CORNER - ENDING AT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN GATES
We encourage you to bring friends and family and to spread the news to other groups. Print up this email and make copies to get the word out. Bring flags, posters, drums, and musical instruments. If you have any questions call Peggy [408-221-3424] or Ed & Mary Jane [650-326-7988]
This event is sponsored by Pacific Life Community
Posted by Solano Peace & Justice Coalition at 5:20 PM