The international movement to abolish nuclear weapons has a rich history, and we can celebrate the goodness of nonviolent people power in preventing global destruction of habitat (via nuclearism and drone warfare). Yet there’s a tremendous amount of work we face now and forever in resisting these works of war. We need to keep inspiring each other, and to that end, as we approach humanity’s 75th year of the nuclear age (1945 to 2020) NDE prepares a special event almost two years from now.
Our interfaith movement started in 1981 by working for a unique Lenten event in 1982 so that we could honor the courageous nonviolent spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi on his 800th birth anniversary. His modern followers have tried in myriad ways to uphold the integrity of creation, which has been horribly violated by the nuclear weapons cycle since 1951, and in this century drone warfare has likewise desecrated multiple watersheds (i.e. where pilots premeditate their murders and where their bombs land).
The highest number of Justice activists—both secular and religious—were mobilized to come to this awesome Great Basin Desert for direct action to stop the violence between 1986 and 1994. In those eight years there were 536 nuclear abolition peace demonstrations held at the bomb testing range. At that time Nye County made over 15,000 arrests.
Save the date: Saint Francis’ Day is October 4th which is also the annual Keep Space for Peace Week. From October 2-5, 2020 c.e. NDE will host a weekend event featuring workshops, music, speakers, dance, direct action and many prayers for justice and peace in this terrorized territory. Join us for the weekend!
CODE GREEN: A Vision Beyond The Nuclear Agenda
RETIRE THE BOMB: Faith Based Resistance to Nukes and Weaponized Drones
Corbin Harney (one of our past faith leaders) predicted the NNSS would shut down if only 40,000 people would gather at the NNSS together for justice’s sake. Another past faith leader (Dan Berrigan) said that good things start small and get smaller.
We invite all of you to come work, pray, sing, learn and demonstrate 22 months from now—advancing the cause of nuclear abolition and the end to drone warfare.
Join the movement; take action locally, come together,
breathe together, and email us or call us!
Save The Date:
October 2-5, 2020
Converge in Nevada ...
for education, inspiration and agitation.
The Anthropocene began 75 years ago with global fallout from the first three nuclear weapons poisoning our planet. Creech Air Force Base began its Unmanned Aerial Systems Center (Killer Robotics) 15 years ago. The U.S. Military has the largest carbon footprint on earth, using space-based weaponry to serve up destruction of global habitats on our Mother Earth. There are many reasons to come to Nevada in the Autumn of 2020--many reasons for this inter-sectional movement at this crucial moment in history!
STAY TUNED TO THIS WEBSITE--COME BACK EACH MONTH TO SEE THE LATEST INFO WE HAVE FOR THIS EVENT AS THE PROGRAM IS BUILT FOR THOSE FOUR DAYS OF CONVERGENCE.
CREATE RELIGIOUS ACTION FOR JUSTICE!
SUPPORT SHOSHONE LAND RIGHTS!
STOP REMOTELY PILOTED BOMBERS!