January 23 marks the second anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. OREPA will be combining our celebration of the Ban Treaty with our Sunday vigil this year. We will start in Oak Ridge at 3:30 with…
Join OREPA, CISV, local middle schoolers and youth groups in an event for all ages—celebrating International Peace Day by folding 1,000 cranes at Union Avenue Books in downtown Knoxville on September 24.
In Ukraine: peril upon peril
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has an eerie resonance; it was almost two decades ago that another superpower brazenly invaded the sovereign territory of a
Resources for MLK holiday and Ban Treaty Anniversary
January 15—Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthdate—is a significant day every year, and with entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Resources for Actions in the Age of the Ban Treaty
THERE ARE LOTS OF RESOURCES HERE — for groups and individuals. please scroll down to see everything that is available! On this page you will
UT President tries to brush off OREPA’s concerns about management bid for Y-12
Nearly two months after sending a letter to Randy Boyd, President of the University of Tennessee’s statewide system of campuses, Boyd responded. OREPA has annotated
What does Y-12 do?
This fact sheet has basic information about the nuclear weapons work at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
The University and the Bomb
Here is a fact sheet on the University of Tennessee’s plan to bid on the operations and management contract for the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex
OREPA calls on University President to reconsider plan to build bombs
Immediate release, January 11, 2021 PEACE GROUP CHALLENGES UT PLAN TO MANUFACTURE NUCLEAR WEAPONS CALLS ON PRESIDENT RANDY BOYD TO RECONSIDER The Oak Ridge Environmental
Faith Communities hail Ban Treaty: “We believe the possession, development and threat to use nuclear weapons to be immoral.”
More than 170 faith communities from around the world marked the January 22, 2021 entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear
The Yellow Banner
Across the country, in more than 80 actions, people celebrated the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on Friday,
Celebrating the Treaty in Kentucky
If you live near the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Kentucky, you heard the bells ringing at noon on Friday, January 22, in celebration of the
Reflections for Nonviolent Community
OREPA has held Sunday vigils every week for more than 22 years at the main entrance to the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex (intersection of Scarboro Rd and East Bear Creek Road) at 5:00pm ET. We are outdoors and space our chairs; when covid numbers are up, we encourage people to wear masks. Bring your own chair, we have some umbrellas for sun shade or rain.