About the Project
Started in 2014, the Project on Revitalizing Catholic Engagement on Nuclear Disarmament is focused on revitalizing and strengthening the voice of the Catholic community in the United States and beyond in the debate on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. Through various initiatives the project is empowering a new generation of Catholics: Church leaders, scholars, and students – to contribute to wider efforts to further reduce and ultimately eliminate nuclear weapons. The project has three main areas of focus: Policy Engagement, Scholar Engagement, and Student Engagement.
This Project is co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University, and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network.
New START: Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue on Nuclear Disarmament
October 21, 2020, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT
New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), the last remaining nuclear weapons agreement between the United States and Russia, expires in February 2021 unless both sides agree to a five-year extension. With the deadline for renewal just months away, what are the current prospects for New START? How does its renewal fit into the wider ethical and policy debates on nuclear arms control and disarmament? And how can Catholic and Evangelical Protestant communities mobilize in support of the agreement?
Join us for a panel discussion featuring prominent Evangelical and Catholic leaders and scholars, who will explore these timely and important issues.
Listen to the Kroc Institute Podcast
Kroc Institute Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies Jerry Powers sat down to talk with Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor of international relations at Catholic University of America, and Dr. Tobias Winright, professor of theology at St. Louis University and visiting fellow at Kroc Institute, about the visit by Pope Francis to Japan that included Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and his highly anticipated statement about nuclear weapons.