Confronting Nuclear War
The Role of Education, Religion, and the Community
By: Bill Wickersham and Jared Gassen
In the early 1970s, Bill Wickersham, his daughter Beth, and Professor Donald Granberg mounted the front-end of a promotional fiberglass model of a U.S. Air Force Minuteman missile placed for public relations purposes in the lot of a shopping center in Columbia, Missouri.
This book was written to equip concerned members of the world with the tools needed to engage in ending nuclear weapons. These tools have been shaped and tested over nearly fifty years of work towards this end by Dr. Bill Wickersham and includes some of his personal experiences that have, and have not, worked over the years.
The World Beyond the Megaton
There is a world beyond the megaton
The intermittent rising rage
The anxious tear-washed peace that
sees no understanding beyond the
dream of understanding of yesterday
The stoic stance of statues bearing
spheres beyond the stars of chance
the matter power of orbit flight
and missile might
Beyond the world that made us
strongly weak and weakly strong
Beyond, but soon to touch our
fingertip and then our grasp
And in that grasp the clasp of faith
each in himself and theirs the other
As I am I of you and you are you of me
There is a world beyond
What may we yet together build?
What may we yet together be?
Upon some newer truths as yet unmade