Help Document Disarm Now Plowshares

Dear Friends,

One of the greatest challenges we face in the movement to abolish the scourge of nuclear weapons is VISIBILITY.  Although you see the words nuclear and weapons combined in the news, it’s usually in the context of hand wringing over Iran or North Korea or other “rogue states” acquiring nuclear weapons. Continue reading

Sr. Anne speaking on Life, Light and Hope

Dear Friends,

Chrissy Nesbitt was going through the videos that she discovered of the Festivals of Hope surrounding the 1980 Plowshares Eight and discovered many treasures.  Among them was one of Sr. Anne Montgomery speaking to one of the gatherings.  In this particular video Anne speaks beautifully about light and darkness; about living into the light. Continue reading

Where’s Steve???

Hi Kids,

Welcome to “Where’s Steve???”.  As many of you know, Steve Kelly has been on the road, his whereabouts unknown to the general public and agencies of the Federal government. Continue reading

Photo Tribute to Anne Montgomery

Editor’s Note: The audio clips of Anne speaking were taken from various YouTube videos of events related to the 1980 Plowshares Eight.  We are thankful to whomever converted so many 8 millimeter films to digital format and organized them into over 100 YouTube videos.  Here is one of those from which we extracted audio of Anne:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJbpQTYQzZ4&feature=share&list=PLC9DDEA86AA1A4451

Anne Montgomery: A reflection on the “Teflon Nun”

(a reflection on Anne Montgomery from Ciaron O’Reilly)

I remember Anne most clearly around the beginning of our ANZUS
Plowshares process in 1990. She was such a delight to be in the
company as we set off on this grand adventure – a 10 month process
that saw us disarm a B-52 Bomber on the eve of Gulf War Continue reading

What is our Cornerstone???

(Jail reflection from Transform Now Plowshares activist Greg Boertje-Obed, originally published in issue #167 of the Nuclear Resister newsletter)

~from Blount County

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
By the Lord has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes. 
– Psalm 118.22-23 Continue reading

Anne Montgomery: “A Hero and a Saint”

A Tribute to Sr. Anne Montgomery

By Michele Naar-Obed

It wasn’t that long ago that I wrote that I didn’t believe in heroes. Heroes, like saints, have been sanitized, whitewashed, sensationalized and put up on some unattainable pedestal where the rest of us are not supposed to go. So I guess it’s those kinds of heroes and saints that I can’t believe in. Continue reading

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