At the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, Linda Ewald has a suggestion for the 51st state to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the Sunday vigil on October 25, 2020.

Seventy-five years after the United States destroyed Hiroshima, Japan, killing 70,000 people in an instant and that many more in the months to follow, OREPA members gathered at the gates of the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex to echo the call…

Our peace lantern ceremony was intentionally small to minimize the risk of COVID-19 which has been persistently spreading in Knoxville. But we did feel it was important to bear witness, so thirteen masked people created a wide circle at Sequoyah…

Hiroshima/Nagasaki 75

Remembering Hiroshima 75 years later The destruction of Hiroshima, Japan and the death of more than 60,000 of its citizens happened in single instant, unleashed

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Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at orep@earthlink.net or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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