Why We at Friends Meeting Cambridge Sit in Front of Raytheon

Quakers workshiping at Raytheon Quakers workshiping at Raytheon

Let’s begin with a small part of the story of this international organization, with world headquarters in Waltham, MA and a research facility in Cambridge, MA.

But first a reminder: we of Friends Meeting Cambridge sit silently in front of Raytheon with a few explanatory signs each 3rd Sunday, 10:45-11:45, carpooling from FMC at 10:30, thru the year, weather independent. All are invited.  On oct 15, 2017 we commemorate our 8th anniversary of public witness about war making at Textron (2000-2017) and Raytheon (since may 2017).
 
Quakers worshiping at Textron

Quakers worshiping at Textron

About our worship at Raytheon and previously at Textron (please scroll down):

 
 
Now the story about Raytheon, specific to Israel but generalizable to our many other allies, a hint of why some of us choose this form of worship.
 

Raytheon Company

Raytheon is the world’s fourth-largest defense company and the largest producer of guided missiles. Over the last decade, it has participated in contracts worth over $4 billion to supply Israel with weapons. It has provided Israel with various missile systems and munitions, including GBU-28 “Bunker Buster” bombsBunker Defeat munitions, the Phalanx navy gun, and the AGM Maverick air-to-surface missile. It has also provided the Israeli Air Force with electronic systems and radars for its F-15 and F-16 aircrafts and air-to-air missiles such as the Sidewinder and the AMRAAM….

Read on.

Out of our meeting houses and churches and synagogues and mosques and into the streets. Off our benches and onto folding chairs.