The 39-foot sailboat Golden Rule is sailing the coast of New England during June to alert us to the need for a world without nuclear weapons.
In 1958, an intrepid crew of Quaker peace activists sailed the Golden Rule to the South Pacific, to try to “get in the way” of massive nuclear tests the U.S. was planning there. They were arrested in Honolulu, but they left a lasting legacy.
Now, a new crew from Veterans for Peace is using this historic ship to campaign against the madness of nuclear weapons. They will be in Boston June 18-21.
Rain is possible and it is windy on the waterfront.
10:45 am Quaker Witness at Raytheon, 10 Moulton St, Cambridge, 10:45 am.
12:00 noon Greet the Golden Rule on arrival, Fan Pier Marina, 12:00 noon. Take the Silver Line from South Station to the Courthouse stop.
12:30 pm Grand Welcoming Festivities. Doug Stuart, Veterans for Peace; John Bach, Friends Meeting at Cambridge; Fr. Steve Josoma, St. Susanna’s Parish, Dedham.
1:00 pm Father’s Day Peace Procession with Brass Band along Waterfront
2:00 pm Father’s Day for Peace celebration, “Christopher Columbus Park” (despite the association of that name with a brutal colonial history). Take the Blue Line to Aquarium.
John Bach (Friends Meeting at Cambridge), Doug Stuart (Veterans for Peace), Susan Mirsky and Kathie Malley-Morrison (MAPA), Gerry Condon and Helen Jaccard (Golden Rule), Rev. Christopher Ney (Central Congregational Church, Newburyport), Ira Helfand (GBPSR), Sophia Bishop Rice (Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries), Bonnie Gorman, State Rep. Mike Connolly, Peter Metz (MAPA).
See background information on the Golden Rule’s voyage and view other activities planned during her visit to Boston. Sign up here to keep informed, to endorse the trip, and to organize an event in your church or community or help in various ways! Donate to support this effort; funds are needed for meals, lodgings, publicity, logistics, upkeep on the vessel.
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