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A Few Words on our Commitment to Nonviolent Social Change
Not 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.

Every Thursday 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.


28 March to 3 April: Sacred Peace Walk
This 55-mile, annual pilgrimage to the Nevada National Security Site (Formerly The Nevada Test Site) begins on March 28, 2015 and ends on April 3, 2015 with an orientation in Las Vegas and preparation for our six-day event starting on March 29 (Palm Sunday). The Walkers arrive at Peace Camp on Thursday, April 2nd 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 an early "Peace-over" Seder prior to Passover. 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. 

September 19th to 21st: JUSTICE For Our Desert
The weekend of the International Peace Holiday. Let's have a dance party of nonviolent loveliness!
See info on Justice For Our Desert

4-6 March: Shut Down Creech: A Convergence For Peace Initiated by Code Pink, Veterans For Peace, WILPF, VCNV and NDE this event included nonviolence training, education about drone assassins, and connecting with our brothers and sisters who have been guilty of RPA warfare. Get more info on SHUT DOWN CREECH

JUSTICE For Our Desert: September 20th to 22nd, which is the weekend of the International Peace Holiday
See info on Justice For Our Desert

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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."

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