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2021 Catholic Press Awards - Second Place Award Recipient

A World Free from Nuclear Weapons
2021 Catholic Press Awards


Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J. and Carole Sargent, Editors, received second place at the Catholic Press Awards for the Morality, Ethics category for their book A World Free From Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament, Georgetown University Press, January 2019. 

"A World Free from Nuclear Weapons is a critical companion for scholars of modern Catholicism, moral theology, and peace studies, as well as policymakers working on effective disarmament. It shows how the Church's revised position presents an opportunity for global leaders to connect disarmament to larger movements for peace, pointing toward future action."

Publications - Forthcoming

Maryann Cusimano Love.  God and the Bomb: Just Peace in a Nuclear Age. Estimated release in Fall of 2022

Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J.  Forbidden: Receiving Pope Francis' Condemnation of Nuclear Weapons. Estimated release in Fall 2022

Select Recent Publications


Drew Christiansen, S.J., January 2022.
La Civilta Catolica 
The Atlantic Divide 


Drew Christiansen, S.J. and Carole Sargent, Editors, January 2019.
A World Free From Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament, Georgetown University Press.
Second Place Catholic Press Awards in Morality, Ethics, Christology, Mariology, and Redemption Category, June 2021.

Drew Christiansen, S.J., May 2021.
La Civitta Catolica 
The Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Enters into Force

Drew Christiansen, S.J., August 2020.
America Jesuit Review
75 years after Hiroshima, How Can We Work Toward Pope Francis’ Vision of a Nuclear-Free World?

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" 


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Toward a Post-Nuclear Just Peace


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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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