'Nuclear Weapons Resources'
Posted on 29. Aug, 2015 by Franciscans For Justice.
In 2015, 70 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world community is making important moves toward nuclear abolition…
Just a few months ago, the Holy See issued a ground-breaking paper entitled Nuclear Disarmament: Time for Abolition, which said, “Now is the time to affirm not only the immorality of the use of nuclear weapons, but the immorality of their possession, thereby clearing the road to nuclear abolition.”
Most recently we have seen the significant July 14 agreement between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States – plus Germany) and the European Union to curtail Iran’s nuclear program. After years of tense and delicate negotiations, the signatories agreed that Iran’s uranium stockpiles will be considerably reduced, various uranium enrichment activities either will be stopped or greatly limited, and the International Atomic Energy Agency will have regular access to its nuclear facilities. In return, the crippling economic sanctions against Iran will be lifted.
Congress, which will return from its break Sept. 8, has until Sept. 17 to vote on a resolution supporting or rejecting the accord. It is imperative that the Iran deal enter into force without obstacles created by the U.S. Congress.
Urge Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal. Call (202-224-3121) to get in touch with your senators!
Also, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns suggests that you share these documents with your Senators and Representatives:
- Pax Christi International’s statement on the Iran deal, available here.
- The Holy See’s paper on the immorality of possessing nuclear weapons, available here.
- Letter from Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, NM, chair of the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace, available here.
Posted on 06. Mar, 2015 by Franciscans For Justice.
Here a few of the many great resources out there to learn more about nuclear weapons and their effects:
Read their article about the current statistics about nuclear arsenals.
Watch their video they made in collaboration with Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and Public Citizen about clean energy:
Watch their video about the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war:
Posted on 11. Oct, 2014 by Franciscans For Justice.
A Four Minute Prayer for International Peace
Commemorating the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki through a lens of social justice and peacemaking, this four minute prayer gives you a chance to pray for peace and hope while reflecting on the tragedy of nuclear warfare.