International Peace Day

It was a community event for all ages when we gathered to celebrate International Peace Day at Union Avenue Books in Knoxville to fold 1,000 Cranes. 1,000 Cranes is an …

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Peace Lanterns remember Nagasaki

The weather cleared, and the Peace Lantern ceremony went on in Knoxville. Japanese folks dancing was part of the evening’s activities.

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UN Ban Conference begins

Mar 24, 2017 No Comments ›› orepa

The United Nations conference on a nuclear weapons ban opens in New York City on Monday, March 27. The purpose of the conference is to “negotiate a legally binding instrument …

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Trump releases “skinny budget”: NNSA comes away with buckets of lard

Mar 16, 2017 No Comments ›› orepa

The press is calling the budget released by the Trump Administration the “skinny budget” because it only has top line numbers, without a lot of detail. It also puts much …

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Feb 22, 2017 No Comments ›› orepa

The 2017 Peacemaker Awards will honor six strong women whose work over the course of their lifetimes exemplifies the persistent dedication to peace and justice required to create the world …

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Can you feel it now? That’s urgency…

Nov 9, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

“Presidents come and Presidents go,” I said to a young friend who was in despair about the choices she faced heading to the polls for the first time. We didn’t …

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UN Votes to convene conference on Nuclear Weapons Ban!

Oct 28, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

Historic United Nations vote sets stage for a showdown   The United Nations took a step toward a future free of nuclear weapons today when the First Committee of the …

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