1,000 Cranes

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.

Judy Ross

She was a small woman, quiet and unassuming. Her voice was gentle and lilting, wavering as she talked. She taught music and composed music, providing works for commissions that came from around the country. And, from time to time, she went to jail. If you met Judy, you might have had a hard time believing […]

Mary Dennis Lentsch — ¡Presente!

On Saturday, August 13, 2022, we gathered at the Great Smoky Mountains Peace Pagoda for an Obon Ceremony, a time to honor ancestors, share memories, and rekindle their spirits among us in the Japanese tradition. This impulse is not foreign to the Christian tradition. At many funerals and memorial services, a verse from the New […]

Coordinator Job Opening

OREPA is looking for the right person to lead us into the future, and we’re asking for help finding them. Our job announcement is here:

Ten Years Ago: Transform Now Plowshares

TEN YEARS AGO TODAY – When Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli were arrested deep inside the maxium security area of the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in the early morning hours of July 28, 2012, they made national and international news. The story the media told was of an audacious, […]