Nuclear Disarmament

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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 EngagementScholar 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; Institute for Polcy Research, The Catholic University of America, and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network


Upcoming Events

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Creating a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: Series of Monthly Student Conversations


Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 p.m. EST (US)

Location: Virtual - Zoom Meeting

Join us for a series of monthly conversations that will engage students from Catholic Universities to include Notre Dame, Georgetown, Catholic University, Northwestern, Japanese universities partner and more, in a series of monthly discussions focused on the Catholic approach to nuclear weapons and can include topics to include the moral implications of using the bomb, the current and critical nuclear issue such as the escalation and modernization of nuclear arsenals, the New Start Treaty, and what can be done to move forward toward the Papal vision of  “nuclear zero.” Guest speakers TBA.

Register for - Mar 15 Conversation

Register for - April 6 Conversation

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George P. Shulz, former Secretary of Labor, Secretary of the Treasury and budget director for President Nixon, and Secretary of State under President Reagan dies at 100. 

He is remembered for his tenacity, his and strong voice and view on the importance of the involvement of the the church in the debate to, in his words, "create a world free from nuclear weapons". Read more below:

Former Senator Sam Nunn on the Life and Legacy of George Shultz

Kroc Cast

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.

The Kroc Cast: The Pope's Visit to Japan and Nuclear Weapons

The Pope Condemns Nuclear Weapons