Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
  • Sri Lanka children - Jim Stipe
  • Golden calf on Wall Street
  • Seedbag
  • Altar in Palestine - R Rodrick Beiler
  • corn bags

"The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs" documentary

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 06:00

Free screening of the new documentary by Helen Young about the lives of five peace activists, including two Catholic sisters and Father Bill Bichsel or “Bix” as he is known by his friends, as they wage their own war on nuclear weapons.  

Thursday, November 30, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Carnegie Institute of Washington
1530 P Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005



Nuclear disarmament activists, including Catholic nuns and priests, challenge the security and legality of America’s nuclear weapons when they break into two top-secret facilities: the “Fort Knox” of uranium and a Trident nuclear submarine base. Are they criminals or prophets sending a wake-up call to the world?

More than 25 years after the end of the end of the Cold War nuclear weapons are once again at the center of world attention. The ongoing North Korean crisis coupled with the uncertain future of the Iran nuclear deal have heightened tensions surrounding the world’s 15,000 nuclear weapons. This documentary profiles people on the frontlines of the global movement to abolish nuclear weapons, and chronicles diplomatic efforts at the United Nations to prohibit the use or threat of use of these weapons of mass destruction. As talk of nuclear war escalates daily, it is a must-see.

Q & A following the screening with:

Sister Megan Rice, Catholic nun/Activist

Helen Young, Filmmaker/Emmy award-winning Producer

Martin Fleck, Security Program Director, Physicians for Social Responsiblity.

Moderated by William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project, Center for International Policy


Free screening in Washington, D.C.