WORSHIP & WITNESS
Where Would Dr. King Be Today?
Christina & Francisco Herrera, preaching
Livermore Lab was founded to develop the hydrogen bomb. New weapons of mass destruction are still designed there. For more than 30 years, people of faith and others concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons have gathered on Good Friday outside the Livermore Laboratory.
This year, as President Trump tweets about his intention to increase U.S. nuclear weaponry to achieve nuclear superiority, it is particularly vital that we witness for a peaceful world and an end to the threat of nuclear war.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech. In the course of our worship, we will raise up many struggles which today parallel the struggles he supported and of which he spoke.
Speakers: Christina and Francisco Herrera, co-directors of Trabajo Cultural Caminante, a volunteer organization dedicated to economic justice through cultural and community organizing. They work with interfaith, labor, and community organizations throughout the country.
Gather at Vasco and Patterson Pass Roads in Livermore at 6:45 AM. Opening music will be at 6:45 AM. Worship will be at 7:00 AM. After the service, we will walk about one-half mile to the main gate, where there will be an opportunity for nonviolent acts of witness. At the Stations of the Cross on the way we will remember efforts for peace and justice in this world of empire and weapons of mass destruction.
Afterwards, about 10 AM- noon, community gathering to share our work and actions, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue, Livermore. Light refreshments will be provided.
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Ecumenical Peace Institute, Livermore Conversion Project
Co-sponsored by the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center