Celebrating Peacemakers!

The 2012 Peacemaker Award was presented to Utsumi Shonin and Denise Anjin-san at a grand celebration in Knoxville on Februyary 25. Erik Johnson’s masterful decorations centered the evening, overflowing tables of food”including Tomato Head pizza and Magpies Cupcakes!”great music by the Emancipators and a marvelous crowd with travelers from Georgia and North Carolina joining us rounded out a marvelous affair. Utsumi and Denise were recognized for their tireless and persistent work for peace and justice”walking, keeping vigil, hosting work camps, and creating the Great Smoky Mountains Peace Pagoda”and the contributions of Nipponzan Myhoji to the larger peace and justice community.



Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at orep@earthlink.net or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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