Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Resources on Nuclear Disarmament

The following are additional resources on nuclear disarmament, which correspond to our two-page election brief on nuclear disarmament, "Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Invest in Peace." Find our entire series on Faithful Voting and Global Issues here.

See: An Existential Threat

From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: The Doomsday Clock

From I-CAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons: 

From the Arms Control Association, "Congress Should Take the Nuclear Testing Option Off the Table"

The Pope and the Bomb: Earlier this year, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development was in Washington, where he gave an address at Georgetown University on “Pope Francis’ Vision of Peace: Disarmament, Development, and Inclusiveness in the Catholic Conception of Just Peace,” and participated in a conference, The Pope and The Bomb: Beyond Deterrence, from which written versions of several presentations are available for download

The Back from the Brink Campaign has compiled articles and opinion pieces that discuss the links between nuclear weapons and the current COVID-19 pandemic. They also outline the common sense policies that governments can adopt in order to prevent future crises, including nuclear war. The Campaign will continue to update this page as new articles are published.
 

Judge: Catholic Teaching on Nuclear Weapons

From the Vatican:

St. John XXIII: Pacem in Terris (1963)

Pope Francis: 

From the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: 

Act: Faithful Citizenship

Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War: 5 Policy Solutions

From Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns:

•    Action Alert: Renew New START
•    Statement: Maryknoll Missioners oppose leaving Iran nuclear deal              

Learn about the Plowshares movement and support Catholic anti-nukes activists the Kingsbay Plowshares.