Pace e Bene

  • Sign Up for Email Updates


    Pace e Bene on FacebookPace e Bene on Facebook

CNV Organizers Protest Hawaii’s Sirens

Posted by Ryan Hall
01.03.18

Campaign Nonviolence organizer, Wally Inglis, and other activists have set up a regular vigil in Honolulu to protest the warning sirens occurring there to deal with the threat of an attack from North Korea.

Wally said in an interview with a local paper, “We’re saying there is really no defense against nuclear weapons,”… “Our message is that the only shelter is peace. The sirens are giving us the illusion that at some point we’re going to run into a shelter or go under a desk and we’ll be safe. We’re saying we should get rid of the weapons.”

Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker, held similar vigils in the 1950’s. Jim Forest  wrote that, “Such preparation for attack seemed to Day part of an attempt to promote nuclear war as survivable and winnable and to justify spending billions on the military. When the sirens sounded June 15, 1955, Day was among a small group of people sitting in front of City Hall. “In the name of Jesus, who is God, who is Love, we will not obey this order to pretend, to evacuate, to hide. We will not be drilled into fear. We do not have faith in God if we depend upon the Atom Bomb,” a Catholic Worker leaflet explained. Day described her civil disobedience as an act of penance for America’s use of nuclear weapons on Japanese cities.”

Joining Wally in Hawaii was Ann Wright, a retired United States Army colonel.  She posted a short video on Facebook about the vigil, see below.

Recent Posts

Spotlight Stories arrow

Proclaiming The Week of Peace and Nonviolence in Oakland, NJ

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

At the borough council meeting on July 25, Lauretta Patron asked the mayor and council to issue a proclamation declaring September 15-23 a week of peace and nonviolence in Oakland, NJ. (As seen in the video below.) Then at the … read more

Read More

Seize The Time

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by Pace e Bene board member George Paz Martin Also posted on the United for Peace and Justice website Every time we view the news in the paper or on television or the internet, we are struck by the tragic … read more

Read More

A Radical Prayer for Our Persecutors

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

Radical Prayers: On Peace, Love, and Nonviolence is a guide to daily connection to God through prayers that meditate on the challenges facing us today. With reflections on each continent, wildlife, and homelessness among many more topics, John Dear guides us … read more

Read More
Image 01 Image 02