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Welcome the Golden Rule to Boston

Sun June 18, 2023 - Wed June 21, 2023

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.

Sunday, June 18

Quaker Witness at Raytheon, 10 Moulton St, Cambridge, 10:45 am.

Greet the Golden Rule on arrival, Fan Pier Marina, 12:00 pm.  Welcoming remarks by Doug Stuart (Veterans for Peace), John Bach (Cambridge Friends Meeting), Fr. Steve Josoma (St Susanna’s, Dedham)

Father’s Day Procession with Brass Band along Waterfront

Father’s Day for Peace, “Christopher Columbus Park” (despite the association of that name with a brutal colonial history), 2pm. 

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), Boston City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson, Rev. Christopher Ney, Ira Helfand (GBPSR), Sophia Bishop Rice (Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries), Bonnie Gorman, State Rep. Mike Connolly, Peter Metz (MAPA).

Music by singer/songwriters Ben Grosscup and Pat Scanlon

Monday, June 19

Tour the boat and meet the crew – Members of the public invited.  11am-2pm, Fan Pier Marina.

Welcoming the Golden Rule, Exporing its Significance.    Reception and Dinner provided if you sign up, 5:30 pm.  Community Church of Boston,  565 Boylston St., Copley Square. 

Hybrid Program, 7:00pm. Screening of the documentary “Making Waves” about the Golden Rule project, Presentations by crew and project members, and music by Dean Stevens.   Hybrid event, in person or online.  Sign up and (optionally) donatewhether attending in person or online.

Tuesday, June 20

Boston Public Radio“, WGBH Radio, interview with Helen Jaccard and Gary Condon of the Golden Rule with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, 11:30am.

Gathering at Newsfeed Cafe, Boston Public Library, Copley Sq., 11am – 1pm.

Rally for Nuclear Disarmament legislation, 1:30 pm, Boston Common steps leading up to Beacon Street.   Music by Toussaint the Liberator and Voices of Hope.   Remarks by Sen. Jamie Eldridge, Rep. Mike Connolly, Boston City Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune, and activists Ira Helfand, Timmon Wallis, Kathleen Hamill, Eileen Kurkoski, Paul Shannon, Jonathan King.


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).

Reach out to contacts.  Use this invitation letter: Don’t Miss the Boat!

See the Welcoming Resolution.

General Outreach flyer.  Download and print! 

Visit the Golden Rule project website  and monitor its real-time current position.

See Golden Rule events in New Bedford (June 14) and Plymouth (June 15-16).



Sun June 18, 2023
Wed June 21, 2023
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Massachusetts Peace Action
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