Holy Week Pilgrimage for Nuclear Disarmament, Tidewater area of Virginia, April 5-10 (Cancelled because of Virus)
April 5 - April 10
The Norfolk Catholic Worker is organizing a five day, 50 mile Stations of the Cross to mark 75 years since the advent of the nuclear age and the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From April 5-10 participants will walk through 6 Hampton Roads cities stopping at military bases, shipyards, defense contractors, and financial institutions with ties to the nuclear war-fighting complex. We’ll begin Monday morning at General Dynamics and end Good Friday at Newport News Shipbuilding which is developing Columbia class ballistic missile submarines that will begin to replace the existing fleet of Trident submarines a decade from now.
Traversing the highways and byways of Hampton Roads, and at each stop, we’ll remember the passion of Christ and the global crucifixion threatened daily by nuclear weapons. We’ll also spread the word about the way out of nuclear holocaust–the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons–to people that we meet and we’ll deliver copies of the treaty for the higher ups at every stop. We also walk in support of the Kings Bay Plowshares.
Please forward this email to anyone you think may be interested in joining us for the week or for a day. And please RSVP to email@example.com if you will be coming from out of town for information on accommodations.
This event is cancelled because of the virus.