You are invited to the annual Good Friday interfaith service of worship and witness to be focused on the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab.
You are invited to join virtually (see below for how to get the link). Some of the speakers, including Marylia Kelley of Tri-Valley CAREs, will present from the Livermore Lab West Gate.
WHEN: Friday, April 2 at 8:00 AM. (There will be opening music starting at 7:45 am.)
WHERE: Go to: www.epicalc.org for a link to the virtual event.
The Good Friday witness at the Livermore Lab began in 1983, and has continued annually. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 event was mostly virtual, and this will apply also for 2021.
This year we will celebrate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This is the treaty we celebrated January 22 when it reached enough ratifications to enter into force. The latest count is 54 “states parties” (nations that have ratified or acceded).
The Ecumenical Peace Institute (EPI) organizes the annual Good Friday rally and service. All people of good will are invited to participate.
This year’s preacher will be Rev. Michael Yoshii. Betsy Rose and Benjamin Mertz will give us music. Carla De Sola brings us liturgical dance. Marylia Kelley will tell us what the Lab is doing to design nuclear weapons. Jackie Cabasso will speak on how we can work to make the prohibition of nuclear weapons the worldwide standard and how to hold our country to that standard.
According to EPI, “Our preacher, our scripture, our dance, our music, our speakers and our prayers will raise in our hearts and spirits the dedication to indeed beat our swords into plowshares.”
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