August 1983

Cover Story

The gospel and the Nuclear-Free and Independence Pacific Movement


Squelching democratic initiative in Peru
Taking on U.S. military might on Kwajalein
The church's voice for a nuclear-free Pacific
On March 1, 1954, at 6:45 a.m., the U.S. government detonated a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb in the Bikini Atoll.
The story of Peace Pentecost


Military dominance and debauchery


In Pasadena, at the recent evangelical Conference on Church and Peacemaking in a Nuclear Age, I was reminded of a conversation that took place in 1977 between Wes Granberg-Michaelson, Gordon Cosby, Richard Barnet, Mernie King, and myself.
Thirty-eight years ago this month, two U.S. bombers took off three days apart from the Pacific island of Tinian, at that time the largest airfield in the world.
You can feel the spirit of places.
For many of us the thought of Vietnam brings back intense and painful memories.


Our Pacific islands are yours, O Lord, And all the seas that surround them. You made the palm trees grow, And the birds fly in the air.