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Ailanthus Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Ailanthus, a nonviolent witness for peace; active between 1979 and ca. 1990 in the Cambridge (Mass.) area; a nonviolent peace community, grounded in Christian nonviolence, Gandhi's model of nonviolent resistance, and the witness of James Douglass, radical Catholic theologian/peace activist; Ailanthus membership was composed mainly of Quakers and Roman Catholics; met at Boston's Catholic Worker House; conducted weekly nonviolent peace vigils at the Draper Laboratory in Cambridge where first-strike weapons such as Cruise, MX Trident, and "Star Wars" technology were developed.

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