Campaign News

Patrick O’Neill Sentenced to 14 months

October 17, 2020

October 16, 2020 Patrick Challenges Judge, Judge Surprises Patrick BRUNSWICK, GA—In a decision likely unexpected by both the defendants and prosecutors, a federal judge today passed down a significantly lower prison sentence to one of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced Patrick O’Neill of Garner, NC, to 14 months in prison…

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Fr. Steve Kelly Sentenced to 33 Months

October 16, 2020

Fifteen supporters in a carefully Covid masked and distanced courtroom witnessed Father Steve Kelly receive a sentence of 33 months today. After a 20 minute delay to get the telephone conference line working and properly muted 160 people listened in to the proceedings on the audio link. Fr. Steve’s sentence falls at top of his…

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Oct. 14 Update on Sentencing and Call In Information

October 15, 2020

October 14, 2020 Fr. Steve Kelly and Patrick O’Neill Sentencing This Week You Can Listen In — And Take Action Scroll below for court call-in info. After living two and a half years in the Glynn County jail, Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J. will be the second of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 to be sentenced…

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October 11 Festival of Hope for Sentencing of Steve Kelly and Patrick O’Neill – Recordings and Presentations

October 12, 2020

The Festival of Hope for the sentencing of Steve Kelly and Patrick O’Neill can be viewed on YouTube at: or on Facebook at: Father Steve Kelly’s Statement        At the time of this greetings’ composing, Pharaoh is hospitalized with the plague. I’m not gloating although much could be included about karma. This neo-exodus…

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Two Sentenced in Oct., Fr. Steve Kelly’s Presentence Declaration

October 12, 2020

Fr. Steve Kelly was sentenced  on Oct. 15 to 33 months incarceration, three years of supervised release and restitution. He has served 30 months in pretrial confinement so should have completed this sentence with the addition of good time. Steve still has to answer for a probation violation from a previous arrest so may be…

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Fr. Steve Kelly’s Message to Oct. 11 Festival of Hope

October 11, 2020

       At the time of this greetings’ composing, Pharaoh is hospitalized with the plague. I’m not gloating although much could be included about karma. This neo-exodus reap-what-you-sow October surprise event should put us on the alert. Not just to be masked and vigilant aboutthe ubiquitous COVID-19,but also about nuclear weaponry and its custody, possession and proliferation.…

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New Zoom link for Oct 11 Festival of Hope, Two to be Sentenced Oct 15 & 16, Four Others Continued Until Nov 12 & 13

October 9, 2020

Father Steve Kelly and Patrick O’Neill are scheduled to be sentenced in Brunswick, GA on October 15 & 16 at one in the afternoon. It is hoped that the two will be combined on October 15 but that now appears unlikely.  The remaining four defendants, Carmen Trotta, Martha Hennessy, Mark Colville, and Clare Grady, were…

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Supporter Update, Oct 15 & 16, New Sentencing Dates

August 28, 2020

  The six remaining Kings Bay Plowshares defendants have had their sentencing dates moved from September to October 15 and 16. They had requested a continuance because they want to appear in open court in Georgia and the virus situation there is still too out of control to safely allow it. Steve Kelly has now…

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New Sentencing Dates – Oct. 15 & 16

August 27, 2020

The 6 remaining plowshares defendants have been given new dates for sentencing on Oct. 15 and 16 in Brunswick, GA. There is the good likelihood that sentencing will go forward on these dates after numerous delays. What isn’t clear is whether all the defendants will appear in person or if some will choose to appear…

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APOLOGY PETITION To the People of Japan on the 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the U.S. Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 17, 2020

Envision the World Without Nuclear Weapons: August 6 and 9, 2020 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki  The 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a time of remembering the horror, repenting the sin and reclaiming a future without nuclear weapons. It is a time to…

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Sign the Global Petition

(The petition has been delivered to the Department of Justice before the trial in October 2019 where the seven were convicted of all four counts. They are now being sentenced. You can still sign to show support, and you'll be added to the mailing list.)

This is a request that you join distinguished citizens of the world including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, other Nobel laureates and many others by signing our global petition to dismiss all charges against the Kings Bay Plowshares 7.

They face years in prison for exposing illegal and immoral nuclear weapons that threaten all life on Earth. The seven nonviolently and symbolically disarmed the Trident nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay, GA on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (View KBP7 reading their statement here.)