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“The Nuns, the Priests and the Bombs” & ‘Plowshares’ Panel Discussion @Chestnut Hill College, Germantown Ave., Phila.

January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


A Pressing Warning and Unremitting Hope for Humanity and our Planet!

The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs

Viewing of the Documentary
“The Nuns, the Priests and the Bombs”
and Panel Discussion

 Saturday, January 28, 2023, beginning at 1:30 pm

in the East Parlor of St. Joseph Hall, Chestnut Hill College

9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118


The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College, and 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 on 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 nerneyc@gmail.com.


Nuns and Nuclear Security | The New Yorker



January 28
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Philadelphia Catholic Peace Fellowship