Ethan Vesekly-Flad of FOR attended a workshop on Project Unspeakableled by Randy Kehler, at the 90th anniversary of the War Resisters League. He wrote about his experience on FOR’s website (see the link above). The workshop included dramatic readings by participants of excerpts from the script, Project Unspeakable. Ethan writes, ”
The titles are inspired by the role of Thomas Merton’s “Unspeakable” in those assassinations, in the context of what he wrote in 1965: “One of the awful facts of our age is the evidence that [the world] is stricken indeed, stricken to the very core of its being by the presence of the Unspeakable … [that] too few are willing to see.”
Douglass details how each of these four extraordinary historical figures was turning toward peace at the time of their assassination, and the culpability of our government and security state in their deaths. And despite that painful context, he gives us a hope for changing the frame as we move forward to a more just and peace-centered future.