Lunch Lecture: Swords into Plowshares

October 8, 2019 12 – 1 p.m.

Dr. Harry Murray, Professor of Sociology in Sociology & Anthropology, will tell the story of the seven Catholic plowshares activists entered Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia on April 4th, 2018. They went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command to “beat swords into plowshares”.

The seven chose to act on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who devoted his life to addressing what he called the “triple evils of militarism, racism, and materialism.” Carrying hammers and baby bottles of their own blood, the seven attempted to convert weapons of mass destruction. They hoped to call attention to the ways in which nuclear weapons kill every day, by their mere existence and maintenance.

Pizza will be provided.

Lunch Lecture: Swords into Plowshares