The Ban Treaty turns one year old. We want to celebrate, yes, but we also want our events and actions to deliver a message to our government — Join the Treaty! It's up to us to put the pressure on.…

We will celebrate with a public reading and an action (legal) at 2:00pm on Saturday January 22, 2022 at the main entrance to Y-12 in Oak Ridge. Everyone is invited — masks required, social distancing to be observed.

When OREPA began holding peace vigils at the gates of the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in 1999, we expected to be there every Sunday for the four weeks of Advent that year. Then we decided to extend the vigils for…

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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