A persistent presence for peace

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!

Celebrating the Treaty!

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.

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 […]