More on Nuclear Disarmament

Additional Reading


Maryann Cusimano Love, August 2019.
America Jesuit Review  
"A new nuclear arms race? How the U.S. withdrawing from a treaty with Russia increases the risk"  

German Justice & Peace Commission, Berlin, June 2019.
Position Paper on Nuclear Weapons 
Outlawing Nuclear Weapons as the Start of Nuclear Disarmament

Ernest J. Moniz and  Sam Nunn, 2019.
Foreign Affairs
"Return of Doomsday - The New Nuclear Arms Race and How Washington and Moscow Can Stop It"

Plenary Assembly, Sept. 25, 2019
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - Statement on Nuclear Weapons

Official Statements (1983-present)
"U.S. and European Catholic Bishops Call for Strategy to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Globally"




Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Sept. 2018.
"Religious Leader Advocacy for Nuclear Disarmament"

Drew Christiansen, S.J., May 2018.
La Civilità Cattolica
"The Church Says 'No' to Nuclear Weapons: Pastoral and Moral Implications"

Maryann Cusimano Love, May 2018.
America Magazine
"Trump broke the Iran deal. Can the church help reduce tensions?" 

Gerard F. Powers, May 2018.
Arms Control Today
"Papal Condemnation of Nuclear Deterrence What Next?"



David Cortright, July 2017.
Peace Policy
 "Security without Nuclear Weapons"

Gerard F. Powers, Nov. 2017.
Peace Policy
"The Holy See's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament"

Maryann Cusimano Love, Nov. 2017.
Peace Policy
"Resurrection Politics and Banning the Bomb"

Address of His Holiness Pope Francis, Nov. 2017.
Vatican International Symposium
"Prospects for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament"

Pax Christi Webinar, 2017.
"International Webinar Series on Nuclear Disarmament"

Bishop Oscar Cantú, Aug. 2017.
USCCB Letter

Letter Regarding the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula

Tobias Winright, July 2017.
The Tablet
"In Pursuit of the Human Factor: Are the Traditional Principles of a 'Just War' Relevant in an Age of Nuclear Weapons?"

Bishop Oscar Cantú and Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerichm, July 2017.
USCCB and CCEE, Joint Letter ​​
"Nuclear Disarmament: Seeking Human Security"

Bishop Oscar Cantú, Oct. 2017.
USCCB Letter
"Letter to Secretary of State Tillerson on Nuclear Non-proliferation"


Nuclear Threat Initiative, 2015.
NTI Video
"The Pope and the Bomb" 

Gearard F. Powers, May 2015.
Arms Control Today
"From Nuclear Deterrence to Disarmament: Evolving Catholic Perspectives," 

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (May 2015)
Audio, Video, Transcripts
 "From Nuclear Deterrence to Disarmament: Evolving Catholic Perspectives" 


Pope John XXIII Papal Encyclical Pacem in Terris 50th Anniversary, Washington D.C., 2013 
"Peacebuilding 2013: Pacem in Terris at 50"

Catholic University of America
"Scholars Explore Pacem in Terris at 50"



Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, May 1988.
The Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs
"The Nuclear Dilemma - the Greatest Moral Problem of all Time" 

USCCB, May 1983.
Pastoral Letter on War and Peace
"The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise, Our Response"