Jail Reflections

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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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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Statement from Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ for Brunswick Festival of Hope, Oct. 20,2019

October 21, 2019

In her distillation of years of sobriety Annie Lamott writes in Traveling Mercies “Courage is fear that has said it’s prayers”. Claiming inspiration from Isaiah 2: 4 and Martin Luther King Jr., seven ordinary people overcame their fears of risking their liberty and loss of good name to embody conversion – from materialism, militarism and…

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Fr. Steve Kelly’s message from jail to NYC Festival of Hope, September 29

October 8, 2019

It is my privilege to greet and thank you as you gather. I write in relay like a tenuous voice in the wilderness, as I’m among the wilderness of the incarcerated two and a quarter million folks comprising the human warehouses in the empire. It is resistance jailed, a price exacted by an empire, and…

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Mark Colville’s Statement on Returning Home, October 7

October 7, 2019

Hello friends! It is so good to be home. Deep thanks to all of you who have been wishing and praying and hoping me here all this time, and for the great outpouring of affection that has accompanied me back to New Haven.       The court’s granting our motion for release without ankle…

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Letter from Mark Colville from the Glynn Co. Jail

March 23, 2019

Dear Friends, Greetings and hugs all around! With a grateful heart I commend all who continue to make the sacrifices necessary to keep our doors at the Amistad Catholic Worker open, the kitchen warm, and the table set,especially during these harsh months and under the added strain of my extended absence. For sometime now, I’ve…

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Rattling My Cage (Some thoughts on our upcoming trial)  by Mark Colville

June 26, 2018

[MOTIONS HEARING STATEMENT: First Draft] One of the blessings that has flowed in abundance during this time of incarceration is recollectedness – a mental and spiritual focus which I often find difficult to access with any consistency “out there in minimum security” (which seems an increasingly apt description of U.S. society these days). To repeat…

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Reflection of Gratitude by Clare Grady from the Glynn County Detention Facility

May 30, 2018

Every day I wake up in jail I give thanks. I am grateful to be alive, grateful for every day I wake; able to see, to hear, to walk, to smile, laugh, cry, sing. I give thanks for every meal I receive, every cup of water I drink. I have cried with gratitude with my…

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Clare’s reflection from the Glynn County Detention Facility

May 29, 2018

From Clare Grady, “I am especially grateful for today’s Gospel reading. I feel that I have been living it and I want to share my experience, strength, and hope…MK 10:28-31: Peter began to say to Jesus, “We have given up everything and followed you: Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one…

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Sunday, Post Cards to Bodhi, No. 2 By Mark Colville

May 24, 2018

Luke 1:57-66, 80 When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call…

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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.)