Celebrating the entry into force of the Nuclear Ban Treaty at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. 122 Yellow Xs are tied to the fence—representing the 122 nations that voted for the Treaty in July 2017. And…

The Ban Treaty enters into force. We took the word to the University of Tennessee whose President announced last month that he wants to bid on the contract to manage the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex to build nuclear weapons!

OREPA celebrated 21 years of Sunday vigils at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex on November 29, 2020. The coronavirus limited our numbers, but we took an anniversary photo as part of the celebration!

FACT SHEET

You can download the one-page fact sheet and use it for educational purposes; you can also enclose it in any message you send to a

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RING CHURCH BELLS

In the 1980s, St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona had a large sign on display at the busy intersection in front

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Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor amplify your voice hundreds- or thousands-fold. And they do not have to be heavily technical—the strongest letters come from the heart.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

People across the country are making plans to celebrate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons’s Entry Into Force on January 22, 2021. This

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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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