In The Media

Martha Hennessy shares glimpses of her grandmother Dorothy Day’s life by Jeff Kurowski,The Compass, January 30, 2020

February 5, 2020

Martha Hennessy’s first memory of her grandmother, Dorothy Day, goes back to when she was 3 years old at the family home in Vermont. Day was visiting from New York City. “She was a great storyteller. I was sitting on her lap,” said Hennessy, the seventh of Day’s nine grandchildren. “Everyone was excited to see…

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The ‘Plowshares 7’: Catholics against nuclear weapons by Alexis Buisson, La Croix International, Feb. 5, 2020

February 5, 2020

On 4 April 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., seven US Catholic activists broke into the military base at Kings Bay in the southern state of Georgia. They are part of the Plowshares, a Christian civil disobedience movement that wants to abolish nuclear weapons. The base at Kings Bay…

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How Dorothy Day’s granddaughter feels about facing prison time for peace activism, Jesuitical Podcast in America, Jan. 10, 2020

January 29, 2020

In April of last year, seven Catholic activists broke into the naval submarine base in Kings Bay, Ga., home to several nuclear-armed submarines. Inside, they carried out nonviolent actions to protest the U.S. nuclear weapon’s program: They spilled their blood on the property, beat weapons with hammers and put crime-scene tape around the base. All…

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Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Issues Call to Catholics: Let Us End Our Complicity in War, by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Common Dreams, Jan. 10, 2020

January 11, 2020

All Catholics should refuse to kill and should refuse cooperation with United States wars. Once again, information has surfaced regarding United States governmental efforts to mislead and misinform people about disgraceful, cruel destruction caused by a United States war of choice against people who meant the U.S. no harm. In the Afghanistan Papers, the United…

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Beating Swords into Plowshares by Patrick O’Neill, Outrider Post, January 9. 2020

January 11, 2020

On April 4, 2018, seven Catholic peace activists broke into a military base to protest nuclear weapons. What motivated them to do it? I am one of seven Catholic pacifists awaiting sentencing in a Georgia federal court for three felonies and a misdemeanor. The charges stem from an April 4, 2018, protest we organized at…

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Twin inconvenient truths: nuclear arms and climate change by Charles Geisler, NCR Jan. 10, 2020

January 11, 2020

At a time when major nuclear arms’ treaties are being orphaned and climate disruption is ballooning, many are asking if there are connections between these twin threats to Creation. The answer is an obvious and uncomfortable yes. Global nuclear peril has intensified in recent days, with Iran responding to Friday’s targeted killing of General Qassem…

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ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS, Nagasaki, November 24, 2019

January 2, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This place makes us deeply aware of the pain and horror that we human beings are capable of inflicting upon one another. The damaged cross and statue of Our Lady recently discovered in the Cathedral of Nagasaki remind us once more of the unspeakable horror suffered in the flesh by the…

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A 70-year-old priest is choosing to spend Christmas in a Georgia jail by Joshua Sharpe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 23,2019

December 23, 2019

The Rev. Steve Kelly, or Inmate #015634 as he is known at the  Glynn County Detention Center, was arrested with other activists after a protest at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in coastal Georgia. He has chosen to remain behind bars rather than abide by the conditions of bond. He and other members of the group face…

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Video interview with Martha Hennessy in Vermont, edited by Anne Macksoud, Dec. 2019

December 21, 2019

Martha Hennessy reflects on her life and why she was led to a plowshares action. Watch:https://vimeo.com/380845421

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Trials of Nonviolence Episode 3: Community by Jesse Remedios, NCR Podcast, Dec. 16, 2019

December 16, 2019

In some ways, breaking onto a nuclear submarine base was just the beginning of their witness. After their arrest, the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 faced another formidable challenge: the United States justice system. In this third and final episode, we hear the Plowshares activists explain why trial and sacrifice have always been essential to their…

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Sign the Global Petition

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This is an urgent 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 (KBP7).

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.)