When activists get arrested, many consider the experience part of their ministry. Protests become political actions when activists have the chance to ask a court "to support and uphold the laws of the land which makes it criminal to threaten to use these weapons of mass destruction on God's people."
Elizabeth McAlister, Mark Colville, Clare Grady, Martha Hennessy, Jesuit Fr. Stephen Kelly, Patrick O'Neill, and Carmen Trotta were all taken into custody after illegally entering the Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Mary's, Georgia.
Recent screenings of a documentary about Plowshares activists Sr. Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, who infamously broke into the "Fort Knox of uranium," bring danger and immorality of nuclear weapons into the fore.