The annual Good Friday Interfaith Witness at the Livermore Lab was a hybrid event this year. A couple dozen participants from the Ecumenical Peace Institute, Livermore Conversion Project, and Tri-Valley CAREs met at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab’s West Gate. Many more joined the service and rally online.

Marylia Kelley from Tri-Valley CAREs offered insights on nuclear weapons activities happening inside the classified fence just behind the group.

Betsy Rose, Benjamin Mertz, and Francisco Herrera provided great music.

A rich liturgical program unfolded, ranging from invocation to contemplation of war to liturgical dance to theater.

The Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake offered a keynote address on Dr. King’s theme, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”

The event was dedicated to Daniel Ellsberg and called for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

The featured photo is from Mark Coplan and was taken as a group picture at the West Gate with one of our banners at the end of the program.

Click here for the YouTube link

Click here for Marylia Kelley’s talk at the gates of the Lab

Click here for an article about the Good Friday service that ran in People’s World

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