This alert was prepared by the Justice and Peace Office of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM).
Alternatives to violence
On June 3 representatives of more than 60 countries signed the historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations in New York.
Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore (PCMDC-B) has crafted a sign-on letter calling for an end to the use of drone warfare which is scheduled to be published in the August 3 edition of the National Catholic Reporter.
This week's reflection is written by Kathleen Bond, a Maryknoll lay missioner who lives with her family in São Paulo, Brazil.
On April 2, the Arms Trade Treaty passed; June 3 is the first day that UN member states can ratify the treaty.
On April 2, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) passed with an overwhelming number of United Nations’ member states voting in its favor (154), including the United States.
No More Deaths has circulated the following alert to respond to the death of 16-year old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez.
Kathy Kelly with Voices for Creative Nonviolence invites us to participate in the Duvet Project, an effort to support Afghan families during their difficult winter.
Escalating violence and crime in Central America during the last decade and the devastating toll they take on society demand urgent attention. The following article was written by Rhegan Hyypio and published in the November-December 2012 NewsNotes
Throughout these tumultuous times in Sudan, the Sudanese people have been murdered, oppressed and silenced for too long. Having been crippled by state violence for years, we join together to commemorate the souls of those who lost their lives and fight for peace and life with dignity for those who remain suffering. We will not stop until there is peace in every region of Sudan.
This August marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Esquipulas Accords that catalyzed the end to war in Central America. As they celebrate this historic event, Central American countries look to that legacy to find solutions to current issues of security, development and stability in the region. This article is from the September-October 2012 issue of NewsNotes.
Between July 2 and 27, the world’s nation-states met at the UN headquarters in New York to negotiate an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to regulate the multibillion dollar international trade in conventional arms. Throughout the month most parties supported a new treaty to cover all conventional arms including ammunition, but in the final hours of negotiations, consensus was procedurally blocked by countries that asked for more time - including the U.S., Russia, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela. The following article was published in the September-October 2012 NewsNotes.