Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear disarmament’

Catholics join scientists in asking Biden to seek nuclear disarmament

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Catholic proponents of nuclear disarmament have joined scientists in calling on President Joe Biden to pursue an ambitious plan to end the threat nuclear weapons pose to the planet. In a statement to the White House, a group of 14 disarmament advocates – seven Catholics, including three bishops, and seven scientists – urged Biden to Read more

Nuclear disarmament: religion is key say Nobel Prize alumni

Monday, November 13th, 2017

There is a major role for faith-based groups to help create a nuclear weapon-free world, Nobel Prize winners said at a nuclear disarmament summit at the Vatican last week. They suggested faith groups could use their ability to mobilise people and public opinion, and lay out the moral and spiritual case for disarmament. The Nobel Read more

Anti-war nuns and nuclear disarmament

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Two elderly nuns, who are veteran peace campaigners, say they are “more hopeful than ever” that nuclear weapons will be eliminated. “We trust, we believe, we know that we are well on the way to a nuclear-free world and future,” Sister Ardeth Platte (81). Yesterday she and Sister Carol Gilbert, 69, presented a copy of the Read more

Next nuclear disarmament conference at Vatican

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

A nuclear disarmament conference will be held at the Vatican in November this year. Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi says the Vatican is working to convince the public that the world is safer without nuclear weapons, rather than with them. Tomasi is the delegate secretary to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, which is working Read more

Bishops call for nuclear disarmament

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Bishops in the United States and across Europe have called for complete nuclear disarmament. Even a limited nuclear exchange would have devastating consequences for people and the planet, they say. Their pleas for banning nuclear weapons come days after after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach Alaska. “Tragically, human error or Read more