Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear Power’

The Iran agreement and visiting a Nazi death camp

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Let me tell you where I was when I learned about the Iran deal: I was leaving Treblinka. My wife and I have just returned from a journey to Poland for parents of United Synagogue Youth members. We visited Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz and Lublin — with pilgrimages to the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek and Treblinka. We visited the Polin Museum of Read more

Making a difference: Catholic leaders applaud Iran agreement

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
Ukraine Government

Committed to a negotiated settlement over the real possibility of armed conflict, six world powers and Iran have decided to give peace a chance. With much patience, persistence and hard work for over 20 months, the P5+1 Group (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the Read more

Pope clears schedule to work on environment encyclical

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Pope Francis reportedly cleared his schedule last week to focus on a final revision of his upcoming encyclical on the environment. The document is expected to be released in June or July. According to a Catholic News Service report, the encyclical will build on what Pope Francis’s predecessors have said. The document is expected to Read more

End Nuclear Power now say Japanese bishops

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Catholic bishops in Japan said today they want an immediate end to nuclear power generation.

The bishops acknowledged that, if nuclear energy were to be abolished, Japan would be left with an energy deficit, and that the problem of CO2 would still need to be addressed. But they insisted that humans have a responsibility to protect “nature and all life, which are God’s creatures,” and to pass a safe environment on to future generations.

The bishops want their countrymen to change their lives fundamentally, if necessary: “The essential thing is to adapt our lifestyle, which is excessively dependent on nuclear energy; to turn that lifestyle around in its whole way of being.”

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