- 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.
April 12 - 18
Sacred Peace Walk 2014
The Sacred Peace Walk (SPW) is Nevada Desert Experience's premier event. This 65-mile, annual pilgrimage to the Nevada Test Site (the NTS, now officially the Nevada National Security Site) begins on April 12thwith an orientation in Las Vegas and preparation for our six-day walk starting on April 13th (Sunday). The Walkers arrive at Peace Camp on Thursday, April 17th after a day walking in Vegas and three days in the desert. In between is a day of reflection at the Sekhmet Temple, vigils against drones at Creech Air Force Base, and a "Peace-over" Seder. The SPW concludes on "Good Friday," as we greet the sunrise with the Western Shoshone and conclude with a Good Friday liturgy and procession to the entrance to the NTS later in the morning.
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."
Keep Space for Peace Week - Everywhere
October 5 to 12, 2013
2013 Drone Summit
Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance
November 16-17, 2013
School of the Americas Watch Annual Convergence
November 22 to 24, 2013
Ft. Benning, Georgia
Pacific Life Community
Annual Gathering and Action
March 7 to 10, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
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.)