On “Good Friday,” April 15, 2022, our colleagues at the Ecumenical Peace Institute are planning a virtual service and annual nuclear weapons protest. This year, the event will be virtual, with a few of the speakers recorded live at the Livermore Lab. The event will call for an end to the development of new nuclear weapons at the Lab.
All people of faith or good will are invited to join on-line. The event will include readings and speakers from a variety of the world’s spiritual traditions.
The Good Friday service and protest will open with music at 7:45 am. The program begins at 8 am with the Rev. Allison Tanner, who will be streamed from outside the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab. She will speak on the theme: “This Tax Day, What Does the Lord Require of Us?”
Marylia Kelley, executive director at the Livermore-based Tri-Valley CAREs, will also speak from the gates of the Lab. She will offer an update on the Livermore’s nuclear weapons work with a focus on the new warheads the Lab is currently developing.
Additionally, Janet Cordes Gibson will do the welcome. Isabella Zizi will offer a First Nation honoring of the land and the ancestors. Farha Andrabi Navaid will share the Good Friday invocation. Wynd Kaufmyn and Rev. Max Lynn will conduct the call and response reading, and Carl Anderson will offer thoughts on nonviolence and the war in Ukraine.
Betsy Rose will provide music, with additional selections from Daniel Zwickel and the Rev. Sylvia Brandon-Perez. The program also includes Jim Haber, Mark Coplan, Tony Scarr, and Fr. Ivan Tou.
For the Zoom link and for more information visit Ecumenical Peace Institute www.epicalc.org or call 510-990-0374.
CLICK HERE for a copy of the program, including the call and response readings.
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