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Transform Now Plowshares Speaking Tour

This January, Paul Magno and Sr. Megan Rice from Transform Now Plowshares will be travelling and speaking in Europe to call attention to the nuclear arms race and to articulate the action they took in 2012 and why it remains important to continue such nonviolent resistance.

On Thursday 7th January at 6.30 pm they will be speaking at Giuseppe Conlon House.

Further UK dates:

  • Edinburgh: Friday 8th January, 5.30 to 7.30 pm @ Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow EH1 2JN. Contact: Brain Larkin 07584492257

  • Birmingham: Saturday 23rd January, 1 to 4 pm @ St John and Martin Catholic Church Hall, George St, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9RG. Contact: Fr. Martin Newell 07985728464

The Transform Now Plowshares is an effort by people of faith to transform nuclear weapons into real, life-giving alternatives, to build true peace.

Inspired by the prophets Micah and Isaiah, Jesus and Gandhi, the Transform Now Plowshares began a symbolic conversion of the Y-12 Highly-Enriched Uranium Manufacturing Facility in Oak Ridge TN on July 28, 2012. Consequently they faced trial and conviction for property damage and were sentenced in February of 2014 to 3 and 5 year sentences. An unprecedented appellate court ruling invalidated their sabotage conviction and they were released from prison this past May.

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