Megan Gillespie Rice
|Born||January 31, 1930|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||October 10, 2021 (aged 91)|
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Known for||Illegally entering in 2012 at Y-12 National Nuclear Weapons Complex Y-12 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee|
Megan Gillespie Rice S.H.C.J. (Society of the Holy Child Jesus) (January 31, 1930 – October 10, 2021) was an American anti-nuclear activist, Catholic nun, and former missionary. She was known for illegally entering the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, at the age of 82, with two fellow activists of the Transform Now Plowshares group.
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- William J. Broad, "Behind Nuclear Breach, a Nun's Bold Fervor" Archived March 15, 2017, at the Wayback Machine, The New York Times, August 11, 2012.
- Wittner, Lawrence S. (May 12, 2009). Confronting the bomb : a short history of the world nuclear disarmament movement. Stanford, Calif. ISBN 9780804771245. OCLC 469186910.
- "Democracy Now!". Democracy Now!. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
- "Sabotage conviction overturned for nun, activists". The Tennessean. May 8, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2016.