Sunday vigil

Vigil for peace and nonviolence every Sunday afternoon, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, at the front gates to the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex. The vigil gathers at the intersection of East Bear Creek and Scarboro Roads. Bring a folding chair if you have one!


The OREPA Sunday vigils have continued uninterrupted since November 1999 as a witness to life before the facility that prepares the death of the planet.


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 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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