Nuclear Weapons? Plowshares Actions? Do They Matter?

Nuclear Weapons? Plowshares Actions? Do They Matter?

ChrissChrissy Nesbitt speaks about nuclear weapons.y Nesbitt graduated from Princeton University and is now teaching at Sisters Academy in Baltimore, MD.

Four years ago, while I was a member of Notre Dame AmeriCorps in Baltimore, I heard two Plowshares activists speak about their action for nuclear disarmament.

Here were two women who had cut through a fence, poured blood on nuclear missile silos, hammered on them, and prayed for their abolition.  Their action sounded foolhardy to me; rash; imprudent; even–thinking of the blood–scary and perhaps not completely nonviolent. Continue reading

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