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Byron Plumley CoL

Byron was a friend of Loretto in Denver for many years. He became a co-member in 2015 and serves on the Peace Committee. The commitment of Loretto to work for justice and act for peace is the guiding principle for his involvement. He now lives in Iowa with his wife, Shirley Whiteside.
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Discussion of the Movie “Oppenheimer”

By Byron Plumley CoL / September 13, 2023 /

In Cedar Falls, Iowa, we hosted a discussion of the movie “Oppenheimer” with friends from the Unitarian Universalist Church. The following comments were made during the conversation. Without a political focus the…

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A Pride Month proclamation in Cedar Falls, Iowa 

By Byron Plumley CoL / July 1, 2023 /
The outside of a Saint Paul Catholic Church featuring a pride rainbow banner that says, 'LGBTQ+ Catholics Family, Friends, and Allies All are welcome.'

In April 2023, the Cedar Falls (Iowa) Human Rights Commission drafted a proclamation calling for June to be declared Pride Month. The proclamation was sent to the city council for…

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Support War Tax Resisters

By Byron Plumley CoL / March 15, 2023 /

By Byron Plumley and Shirley Whiteside of the Loretto Peace Committee It is challenging to be a person of conscience in the United States when we know that our tax…

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Black History Month Docuseries

By Byron Plumley CoL / February 8, 2023 /
A group of people in winter coats smiling while attending a march.

It was so great to see the Loretto presence at the Martin Luther King Jr. Marade in Denver. Thanks to Pat McCormick for her consistent effort to rally folks, and special thanks…

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A Long Journey and More to Go… 75 Years of Nuclear Madness

By Byron Plumley CoL / March 1, 2021 /
Five people in winter clothing and face masks stand next to the Lockheed Martin sign holding a banner with the text "Nuclear Weapons are Illegal"

Driving through the prairie grass-lands of northeast Colorado one would never know there are nuclear weapons buried there. Out of sight, out of mind. There are 49 silos that house…

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