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.
Are Nuclear Weapons an Absolute Evil? - Mon Oct 5, 2020, 7:30PM - 8:30PM EDT (U.S.)
Location: Virtual Event
Featuring The Most Reverend Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, Archbishop of Nagasaki and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan. He will address a panel of experts and will offer personal reflections on the atomic bombings, as well as his perspective on the moral and policy challenges of pursuing a world free of nuclear weapons. Q&A session ot follow the address and responses.
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.