Since his arrest nearly three years ago on trespassing charges after invading a nuclear submarine base with six others as part of a symbolic nuclear disarmament action, the Rev. Stephen M. Kelly has been held in a Brunswick, Georgia, county jail.
As Catholic Worker and peace activist Clare Grady awaits sentencing for her participation in the Kings Bay Plowshares action, she says, "Is it time for lamenting or rejoicing? It's always time for both."
One of the seven Catholic peace activists convicted on charges related to entering a naval base in southeastern Georgia and symbolically damaging weapons systems will not return to prison for her role in the protest.
Listen: The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 felt called by the Holy Spirit to break onto the naval submarine base. They were also inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his talk of three evils: racism, extreme materialism and militarism.