This fall, from St. Louis to London, Catholic Workers have walked with Jewish groups and pacifist organizers to protest the United States’ blocking of U.N. resolutions for a ceasefire, to protest Boeing’s supply of weapons to Israel, and to stand in solidarity with Jewish and Palestinian groups advocating for peace and justice.
With some 7,000 employees, the Kansas City National Security Campus produces more than 80% of the U.S. nuclear weapons’ non-nuclear components. This spring, Catholic Workers will gather for a weekend of education, prayer, reflection, fellowship, and training followed by nonviolent direct action on Monday, April 15.
In this note from Israel, Cassandra Dixon (Mary House CW, Oxford, Wisconsin) reports on the September 6 court hearing regarding her assault by an Israeli settler. The settler’s lawyers interrogated doctors and rejected hospital reports in an attempt to downplay the severity of the assault, Dixon says, and the judge ejected her human rights lawyer from the courtroom. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for November 2.
“These settlers act with impunity because Israel has impunity in the world, and they have that because of the U.S.,” Cassandra Dixon (Mary House CW) says. She hopes the September 7 trial of the Israeli settler who attacked her might help to change that.
As climate activist Jessica Reznicek marks two years in prison, her friends and supporters are asking for people to drum up support for her. The attached letter was forwarded by Frank Cordaro of Des Moines Catholic Worker.
Ellen Grady, one of several Catholic Workers arrested at Vokel Air Base this summer, wrote a letter prior to her departure explaining her decision to join the protests at Peace Camp Vokel. The text of that letter follows.
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy (Sts. Francis and Therese CW) recounts her journey to Ukraine on behalf of the Zaporizhzhia Protection Project, an innovative peace initiative that seeks to engage unarmed civilians in the establishment of a no-fire zone around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
The following press release was issued by John LaForge, Frits ter Kuile, and Susan Crane in advance of Peace Camp Volkel August 4-10. The action centered on climate and nuclear disarmament issues is coordinated by the Amsterdam Catholic Worker, and the U.S. delegation includes many Catholic Workers.
A delegation from the Archdioceses of Santa Fe and Seattle is embarking on a Pilgrimage of Peace to Japan for the purpose of building stronger ties with the Church there and advocating for universal, verifiable nuclear disarmament.
In the wake of the deadly shipwreck that killed several hundred refugees, the London Catholic Worker held a prayer vigil outside the Home Office to name and remember all refugees who have died trying to seek sanctuary in Europe and the United Kingdom. This news release is from Brother Johannes Maertens of the London Catholic Worker.
Cassandra Dixon of Mary House of Hospitality was seriously harmed by an Israeli settler on March 7 while she and an Italian observer were in the hills outside of Hebron near a village called Tuba. On April 26, she issued the following update to CatholicWorker.org.
Theo offers a brief report on this year’s Nevada Desert Experience Sacred Peace Walk, which culminated in a demonstration in from of the Nevada National Security Site.
At the 2023 Midwest Faith & Resistance Retreat, Catholic Workers gathered from all over to pray, celebrate, and protest militarism in Madison.
Catholic Workers attending the Midwest Catholic Worker Faith and Resistance Gathering were among dozens who participated in nonviolent direct actions at Truax Air Force Base and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ office on Monday to oppose the deployment of F-35 fighter jets to the base.
Cassandra Dixon of Mary House of Hospitality was seriously harmed by an Israeli settler on March 7 while she and an Italian observer were in the hills outside of Hebron near a village called Tuba. Both were volunteers with Operazione Colomba (Operation Dove), the “nonviolent Peace Corps” of the Pope John XXIII community based in Italy, She issued the following statement.