Scholar Engagement

Toward a Post-Nuclear Just Peace

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September 1, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT 
Location: Online Zoom Webinar - RSVP Required

In this conversation, Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., co-editor of A World Free From Nuclear Weapons (2020), and Eli McCarthy, editor of A Just Peace Ethic Primer (2020), will discuss the implications of the Pope’s stance on nuclear disarmament and how a just peace might be pursued more faithfully, consistently, and effectively. Topics will include the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, the challenges of the new nuclear age, the three categories of a just peace ethic and a case example, and the agenda for both theoretical inquiry and programs of social action in pursuit of a post-nuclear peace.

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Publications - Forthcoming

Maryann Cusimano Love.  God and the Bomb: Just Peace in a Nuclear Age. Estimated release Fall of 2020.

Kroc Cast

Discussions on Catholic Peacebuilding

November 2019 - Jerry Powers, Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, and Dr. Tobias Winright, discussed Pope Francis' visit 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

October 2019 - Jerry Powers and Dr. James Muller, co-founder of the Nobel Peace Prize winning organization International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and Professor Emeritus George Lopez discuss Nuclear Disarmament.  

The History, Present, and Future of the Movement toward Nuclear Disarmament

Select Recent Publications

Drew Christiansen, S.J., Carole Sargeant, Phd., Editors. Fall 2020.
Georgetown University Press
A World Free from Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament

Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., Issue1/2020.
Ethics and Armed Forces: Controversies in Peace Ethics & Security Policy
Waiting for Armageddon: Theological and Ethical Aspects Of Nuclear Deterrence



Maryann Cusimano Love, May 2020.
Arms Control Today
The Papal Vision: Beyond the Bomb


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"

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

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?"

Desch and Powers, Feb. 2017

"No More Nukes? An Exchange"

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"  

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?" 

Kevin Clarke, May 2015.
U.S. Catholic

"Where Does the Church Stand on Nuclear Weapons?" 

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