Never Again! Remembering Hiroshima

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 of the survivors of Hiroshima and to call for an end to nuclear weapons production […]

Remembering Nagasaki

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 Hills Park to read a litany and launch peace lanterns. And we heard the following […]

NNSA continues building in defiance of judge

            Just over eight months ago, federal judge Pamela Reeve stripped the National Nuclear Security Administration of its legal authority to build the Uranium Processing Facility bomb plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The UPF is an integral part of NNSA’s enriched uranium plant was originally the whole plan. But in 2014, NNSA walked back its […]

Peacemaker Award 2020

It was a lovely evening at Church of the Savior as we honored Gloria Mencer, left with her husband Walter, with the 2020 Peacemaker Award.

2020 MLK Parade

OREPA puppets take to the streets for the annual MLK parade in Knoxville!