Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear weapons’

It’s ‘madness’ to think of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine says Pope

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

It is madness, said Pope Francis when he heard Russia was threatening to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Last week Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West he is not bluffing about using the weapons of mass destruction. He ordered Russia’s first mobilisation since World War Two and backed a plan to annex swathes of Read more

75 years of nuclear weapons madness

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Wars have always caused needless suffering, destruction and death. But 75 years ago, the hell of war reached a new all-time immoral low when on August 6, 1945 a United States Boeing B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima instantly killing over 70,000 – mostly civilian – children, women and Read more

Papal encyclical on nonviolence on the cards

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Pope Francis says he is considering working on an encyclical letter on nonviolence. He discussed the possibility with reporters during his return flight to Rome after his week-long trip to Thailand and Japan. “The plan exists, but the next pope will do it.” The encyclical is one of many “projects in the drawer” that are Read more

A world without nuclear weapons is possible

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Pope Francis, Monday, travelled to Hiroshima and Nagasaki and standing before survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing, Francis said a world without nuclear weapons is possible. Francis said it is “perverse” to think the threat of nuclear weapons makes the world safer. Calling their use a crime against the dignity of humanity and against any Read more

Nuclear weapons “immoral” says Pope ahead of Japan visit

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

In a video message to the people of Japan, Pope Francis says he prays that nuclear weapons will never again be used. The message was released prior to Francis’ visit to Japan, November 23-26. Japan “is very aware of the suffering caused by war,” the pope said in his native Spanish. “Together with you, I Read more

Some KiwiSaver funds invested in nuclear arms industry

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Investments in companies involved with nuclear weapons still feature in dozens of KiwiSaver funds, research by ethical investment group Mindful Money says The KiwiSaver schemes of ANZ, ASB, AMP, BNZ, Kiwi Wealth and Westpac were among those with funds still tainted with exposure to nuclear weapons despite a public outcry in 2016 following. Continue reading

Nun-activist protests immoral nuclear weapons

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A nun whose concern about nuclear weapons landed her a two-year jail sentence says it’s illegal to deal in weapons of mass destruction. “Immoral and illegal,” Sister Megan Rice says. “We’re not being taken to the international court of justice and indicted the way Iran or some other place would,” she said. Read more  

Vatican publishes Pope’s letter to UN about nuclear weapons

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The Vatican has published a letter the Pope wrote to the UN last week about banning nuclear weapons. In this he urged the UN to “commit … to a world without nuclear weapons”. Read more  

Pope Francis and nuclear powers at odds over nukes.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Pope Francis and the nuclear powers are at odds over nukes. To ban or not to ban? Francis says ban all nukes. He made his view plain in a message read this week at the “United Nations conference aimed at negotiating a legally binding instrument on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, leading to their total Read more

A world without nuclear weapons

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Refugees running for their lives

At any moment, you could be within 30 minutes of being incinerated from nuclear weapons! You are in harm’s way if you live in or near a large U.S. city or major military installation. And considering that radiation fallout from a nuclear attack would hurt virtually everyone, and cause irreparable harm to our earth-home, we Read more