Pilgrimage through a Burning World

Spiritual Practice and Nonviolent Protest at the Nevada Test Site

Ken Butigan
eISBN-13: 9780791486504

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For two decades the Nevada Desert Experience has organized nonviolent action at the Nevada Test Site as part of the global movement to end nuclear testing. Pilgrimage through a Burning World illuminates how the Franciscan-based group has crafted a contemporary desert spirituality that integrates religious ritual and political action to grapple with the challenges of an institutionalized and internalized nuclear world. Ken Butigan shows how the annual pilgrimage to the test site has contributed to the personal transformation of people "on both sides of the fence" at the test site and to the worldwide emergence of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

ISBNs 9780791457771, 0791486508, 9780791486504
Language English