The Catholic Worker Movement has long believed that as Christians, we are not only called to help those in need, but to challenge the oppressive systems that create the need and injustice we see around us. In this tradition, we weekly witness publicly in a prayerful attempt to rouse the consciences of our fellow citizens.
On Wednesday afternoons we gather with signs outside of Los Angeles’ federal building to protest war, immigration court to advocate for more humane policies, city hall to advocate for affordable housing, or in other places, at other times as The Spirit moves us.
Call us at (323) 267-8789 to get involved or find out more about our schedule.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day Witness (August 6 or 9):
Each year we commemorate the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and protest against U.S. nuclear weapons policy, and U.S. imperial war-making, by traveling to Vandenberg Space Force Base, on the central coast, where we have a vigil and nonviolent direct action. If you are interested in accompanying us, please call (323) 267-8789 and make arrangements. (Vandenberg SFB is a key facility in U.S. missile testing, weapons in space, missile defense program, and satellite launches.)
Fore more information please call the LACW at (323) 267-8789
are either of you places near a subway stop
The soup kitchen is about 3/4 of a mile from Union Station and our hospitality house is about the same distance from Mariachi Square (First St. and Boyle Ave) Gold Line in Boyle Heights.
Locally in Los Angeles, Mo Nishida of the Little Tokyo Peace Vigil and Azuns for Jericho & Mumia, along with others from the 50/500 Elders Committee for the Little Tokyo-Manzanar spiritual run, will be holding a physically-distanced/masked vigil on Sunday, August 9, the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan at 5 PM in the plaza by the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center by the grapefruit tree (on San Pedro between 2nd & 3rd Streets in Little Tokyo/DTLA).
It will feature a speak-out regarding the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the devastation caused by uranium mining on Native lands, the use of depleted uranium weapons by the US, the current war-mongering and threats directed at China, etc. It will culminate with a prayer circle.
The Little Tokyo-Manzanar spiritual run was held only virtually this year, because of the pandemic, but always uplifts the healing of the Japanese and Japanese-American communities from the harms of the atomic bombing and the WWII-era US concentration camps like Manzanar, as well as upholding indigenous sovereignty and spiritual practice. We run with a scroll from the Committee of Atomic Bomb Survivors in the US seeking an end to war.
Pacebene.org zoom weekend of action and conference on 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagaski USA nuclear weapons…THursday 6th 5pm Vigil ZOOM Friday 7th non volent training Saturday 8th Conference all day FYI Fr Chris Ponnet