- 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.
: Justice For Our Desert
The weekend of the International Peace Holiday. Let's have a dance party of nonviolent loveliness!
from the 2015 Justice For Our Desert
27 March - April 2: Shut Down Creech
Creech AFB morning traffic was diverted by dozens of peace and justice activists attempting to shut down the armed drone attack program through nonviolent civil resistance.
Reports from SDC
19 - 25 March: Sacred Peace Walk
This 55-mile, annual pilgrimage to the Nevada National Security Site (Formerly The Nevada Test Site) begins on March 19, 2016 and ends on March 25, 2016 with an orientation in Las Vegas and preparation for our six-day event starting on March 19. The Walkers arrive at Peace Camp on Thursday, March 24 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.
Visit the NDE Archive for prior events.
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."