Kathy Kelly (b. 1953) of Chicago, Illinois is an American peace activist, pacifist, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness. Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Peace, in the modern usage is a concept defined by the ideal state of relationship as absence of hostility at the international level that of a War. The Nobel Peace Prize ( Swedish, Danish and Nobels fredspris is one of five Nobel Prizes Bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor
Voices in the Wilderness was founded in 1996 and has campaigned to end economic and military warfare against the Iraqi people. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. It has organized over seventy delegations to Iraq in deliberate violation of UN economic sanctions and US law. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security International sanctions are actions taken by Countries against others for political reasons either Unilaterally or Multilaterally.
In the summer of 2005, Voices in the Wilderness was disbanded. During the same time, a new organization, Voices for Creative Nonviolence was formed.
1995 - A small group of friends who were active in protesting the Gulf War in 1991 met in Chicago and founded Voices in the Wilderness in December 1995. Their intention was to use nonviolent civil disobedience to provoke a confrontation with the powers behind the war against Iraq.
Kelly has taught in the Chicago area community colleges and high schools since 1974. From 1980–1986 she taught at St. Ignatius College Prep (Chicago, IL). This article is about the high school in Chicago For the similarly-named high school in San Francisco, USA see St She is active with the Catholic Worker movement and since becoming a pacifist has refused payment of all federal income tax for 25 years. The Catholic Worker Movement is a Catholic organization founded by the " Servant of God " Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933
She helped coordinate the Voices in the Wilderness campaign. She is currently co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
During the first two weeks of the Gulf War, she was part of a peace encampment on the Iraq-Saudi border called the Gulf Peace Team. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA ( المملكة العربية السعودية, al-Mamlaka al-ʻArabiyya as-Suʻūdiyya) or Suudi Following evacuation to Amman, Jordan, (February 4, 1991), team members stayed in the region for the next six months to help coordinate medical relief convoys and study teams. Amman (ɑˈmɑːn sometimes spelled Ammann ( Arabic عمان ʿAmmān) is the Capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom
In 1988 she was sentenced to one year in prison for planting corn on nuclear missile silo sites. Kelly served nine months of the sentence in a Lexington, KY maximum security prison.
Kelly helped organize and participated in nonviolent direct action teams in Haiti (summer of 1994), Bosnia (December, 1992, August, 1993) and Iraq (Gulf Peace Team, 1991). Nonviolence is a philosophy and strategy for social change that rejects the use of physical Violence. Haiti ( English: ˈheɪ·tiː or haɪ·ˈjiː·tiː French Haïti a·i·ti Haitian Creole: Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan In April of 2002, she was among the first internationals to visit the Jenin camp in the West Bank. Jenin ( Arabic:; ג'נין a city in the West Bank 's Jenin Governorate, is a major Palestinian agricultural center The West Bank (الضفة الغربية, הגדה המערבית Hagadah Hamaaravit) also referred to in Israel as " Judea and Samaria In the spring of 2004, she served three months at Pekin federal prison for crossing the line as part of an ongoing effort to close an army military combat training school at Fort Benning, GA. Pekin is a city in Tazewell County Illinois. The population was 33857 at the 2000 census Fort Benning is a United States Army post located southwest
"Earlier this year (2003), US military troops crossed the border between Iraq and Kuwait, invading Iraq, bringing death and destruction, on the theory that Iraq posed a threat to US people because it harbored weapons of mass destruction. Loyola University Chicago is a private co-educational Jesuit university established in Chicago in 1870 as Saint Ignatius College The State of Kuwait ( دولة الكويت IPA [dawlatt̪ alkuwajt̪]) is a sovereign Arab Emirate on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed To date, no WMD have been found. A weapon of mass destruction ( WMD) is a weapon which can kill large numbers of humans and/or cause great damage to man-made structures (e At Fort Benning, we crossed the line into an open military base, exercising our right to assemble peaceably for the redress of grievance. The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation ( WHISC or WHINSEC) formerly the School of the Americas ( SOA; Spanish: Freedom of assembly, sometimes used interchangeably with the Freedom of association, is the Individual right to come together with other individuals and collectively We were fully aware that the combat training school has engaged in massively destructive acts in the past. Public relations spokespeople for the school claim that the training of Latin American soldiers has now been reformed, teaching soldiers from other countries to observe the same regard for human rights and civil law that US Military Police observe. Military police ( MPs) are normally the Police of a Military Organization. As achingly sad testimonies come in about the way that US Military Police treat 'suspect' Iraqi people, our responsibility to dramatize our challenge to the US Army School of the Americas remains quite strong. The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation ( WHISC or WHINSEC) formerly the School of the Americas ( SOA; Spanish: ”
"War is not our baby. " SOA protest, 2006