The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College, and the Catholic Peace Fellowship of Philadelphia, are cohosting a free, public viewing of a 2018 documentary titled, The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs. The 87-minute film was written, produced, and directed by Helen Young, an Emmy Award-winning, broadcast journalist. It describes the existential, nuclear threat facing humanity and our natural world. This threat has been heightened by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
The film also explores the Plowshares movement. The movement comprises religious sisters, priests, and laypeople who enter military installations to conduct nonviolent, symbolic civil disobedience in protest of nuclear weaponry. Virtually all Plowshares activists experience imprisonment for their peaceful actions.
The documentary viewing will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session. Panel members will include some of the Plowshares activists who are featured in the film. The event will inform participants of the reality and immorality of the nuclear threat, and help them explore avenues for actions they can take to promote nuclear disarmament.
Review the official trailer of the documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoiVdO1HtDs
Learn more about the documentary here: https://nunspriestsbombsthefilm.com/
For further information about the January 28th event, contact: Sister Catherine Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.