- NDE & Solidarity Events &
Few Words on our Commitment to Nonviolent Social
everyone who wants to stop war, nuclear weapons,
or who opposes drone strikes shares our commitment
to the type of determined but respectful
communication that is a hallmark of NDE actions.
To the extent that one may view an action as
belonging to someone, NDE asks that people coming
to actions we organize or co-sponsor review
our nonviolence covenant
and consider how you can share the space with
us in a non-contradictory way. We must not undermine
each other's dedication and drive, and we must
all speak from our hearts. We must also all
remember that what one does, reflects on us
all, whether intended or not.
morning there is a Weekly
Peace Vigil in Las Vegas:
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. outside the LV Federal Courthouse, 333
LV Blvd. at Bridger or Clark.
16 March: Holy Week: The Story of the 2016 Sacred Peace Walk
Premiere film screening in Las Vegas and online of the 2016 Sacred Peace Walk
7-13 April: Sacred Peace Walk
Annual, 55-mile pilgrimage to the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS, Formerly The Nevada Test Site) from the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. The Walkers arrive at Peace Camp on Wednesday, April 12th after a day walking in Vegas and three days in the desert. In between is a day of reflection at the Sekhmet Temple and vigils against drones at Creech Air Force Base. Holy Thursday begins with a Sunrise Ceremony by Shoshone Spiritual person and Chief, Johnnie Bobb, and continues with eucharist, culvert-tunnel activity, footwashing ceremony and procession to the Mercury gate of the NNSS for non-violent direction action.
23-29 April: Shut Down Creech
Creech AFB mass mobilization to stop the drone wars
NDE's offices are located on the Las Vegas Catholic Worker's Bartlett Avenue property, also known as the Francis & Clare Center in 2004. For years it was home to Franciscan friars and priests and birthed several peace and social justice organizations including NDE, Poverello House, and Pace e Bene. Find it at: 1420 W. Bartlett Ave, Las Vegas 89106 (just East of MLK Blvd., north of Lake Mead Blvd. but south of Carey, in historic West Las Vegas/North Las Vegas.)
For all of our events which include honoring the desert by decrying nuclearism and drone warfare, we walk in the footsteps of a long legacy of peace walkers and spiritual leaders to draw attention to the nuclear dangers that continue to threaten our sacred planet and the community of life. Please join us in transforming fears into compassion and apathy into action. As one repeat walker put it last year, "The Sacred Peace Walk reminds us that prayer is an active process to engage in, not a passive wish to indulge in. If you're not careful, you'll get sunburns, blisters, and life changing experiences."