Catholics, Universities, and the Nuclear Threat

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Peace Policy May 2014

Fifty-one years ago, Pope John XXIII issued his encyclical Pacem in Terris, which declared that “the arms race should cease” and urged that “all come to an agreement on a fitting program of disarmament.” It is time for a fresh examination of the moral and ethical issues involved in nuclear disarmament and for more serious and sustained study of the science, engineering, politics, security, and diplomacy of moving to a world without nuclear weapons. Read More »

New posts in the May 2014 issue of Peace Policy:

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., describes the role of universities, and Catholic universities in particular, in revitalizing engagement on nuclear disarmament. More »

Gerard Powers raises the ethical issues around moving toward a world without nuclear weapons. More »

Margaret Pfeil highlights the moral and spiritual values that must guide the process of disarmament in the 21st century. More »

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