On Friday, April 14, at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, Ecumenical Peace Institute and the Livermore Conversion Project will offer a service of worship and nonviolent witness against nuclear weapons.
Martin Luther King gave his “Beyond Vietnam” speech 50 years ago this spring. We ask, “Where would Dr. King be today?” We believe Dr. King’s spirit is with us at the Livermore Lab where new nuclear weapons continue to be designed, saying once again, “In a day when . . . guided ballistic missiles are carving highways of death through the stratosphere, no nation can win a war. Today it is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence; it is either nonviolence or nonexistence.”
Schedule of Events
Our main speakers will be Francisco and Christina Herrera. The service contains elements from Christian and other traditions. In Christian tradition, April 14 is Good Friday, the day on which we remember the crucifixion of Jesus.
The service begins at 6:45 am. We start early, so that we can be visible to commuters who are coming to work at Livermore Lab. We meet at the corner of South Vasco Road and Patterson Pass Road; this is about 2 miles south of I-580. The event is wheelchair accessible, and we meet rain or shine.