Liz McAlister, the lifelong peace activist who co-founded Jonah House Community in 1973 with her late husband, Philip Berrigan, celebrated her 75th birthday Nov. 17.
Five people, including the granddaughter of Catholic Worker co-founder Dorothy Day, are being held on bonds ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 after a protest at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, N.Y., home of part of the U.S. drone program.
Seven people, among them Martha Hennessy, Day's granddaughter, and Elizabeth McAlister, a longtime peace activist and widow of Philip Berrigan, were arrested after crossing onto base property Wednesday.
On the Road to Peace: With everyone else, I've been mourning, celebrating and reflecting these past few days on the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela.
On the Road to Peace: On Dec. 7, 1993, three friends and I walked onto an Air Force base, an action that led to a period in prison.
Although he's in prison, awaiting sentencing for a 2012 protest action in Tennessee, Michael Walli was awarded Pax Christi DC's annual peacemaker of the year award.