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.

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…

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…

FACT SHEET

You can download the one-page fact sheet and use it for educational purposes; you can also enclose it in any message you send to a

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RING CHURCH BELLS

In the 1980s, St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona had a large sign on display at the busy intersection in front

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Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor amplify your voice hundreds- or thousands-fold. And they do not have to be heavily technical—the strongest letters come from the heart.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

People across the country are making plans to celebrate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons’s Entry Into Force on January 22, 2021. This

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Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

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.

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