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Ploughshares Actions with Dominican Sisters

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Ploughshares Actions with Dominican Sisters

(Ardeth Platte & Carol Gilbert)

People look at Dominican Sisters Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte differently.
The federal government sees them as "domestic terrorists," some religious communities feel that they're living out gospel teachings.

But certainly they are passionate anti-nuclear activists. They're Dominican nuns who spent 33 and 41 months in federal prison for protesting US nuclear weapons policy, which they believe is illegal and immoral.

Along with sister Jackie Hudson, sisters Ardeth and Carol entered a Minuteman III nuclear missile site in Colorado in 2002. They made crosses on the cement covering of the silo using their own blood.

Sister Ardeth Platte explains how the plowshares movement began...

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