Nuclear Weapons Documents


Holy See echoes Pope‘s plea to end madness of war and ban nuclear arms 

Catholic atomic bomb survivors from Nagasaki share personal stories 

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace Condemns Threats to Use Nuclear Weapons 

Threat Of Nuclear Weapons To The Human Family Continues 60 Years After Cuban Missile Crisis 

Interfaith Groups United in Call for Nuclear Weapons-Free World

Archbishop Wester embarks on the long path to end the nuclear threat

Pope Francis: A world free of nuclear weapons is necessary and possible

"The Catholic case for eliminating nuclear weapons"

"Thomas Merton can still teach us a lot about nuclear war"

Cardinal Parolin: ‘Disarmament needed for integral security after pandemic


Archbishop John C. Wester, Living in the Light of Christ's Peace: A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament

The Kroc Cast: Peace Studies Conversations, "A Conversation with Nickolas Roth of the Stimson Center" (podcast)

Blaise Cupich, "We must end the nuclear threat before it ends us"

William P. George, "'Tongues of Fire': Hiroshima as Hell and a New Pentecost?"

Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, "Advancing Integral Disarmament in Times of Pandemic" (webinar)

Investor Advocates for Social Justice, "Peace and Demilitarization: Faith-Based Investors Engaging Defense Contractors and Financiers" (webinar)


Drew Christiansen and Carole Sargent (eds.), A World Free From Nuclear Weapons (link to publisher's book page)

Joseph J. Fahey, "Catholic Conscience and Nuclear Weapons," Journal of Social Encounters

Kenneth Himes, "Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75th Anniversary Reflections," Asian Horizons

Drew Christiansen, SJ, "75 years after Hiroshima, how can we work toward Pope Francis' vision?" America

Margaraet Pfeil, "I Used to Believe in a Just War, but I Don't Anymore," Sojourners

Catholic Commemorate 75 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki (webcast)

75 Years after the War – A Peace Message from the Catholic Bishops of Japan: Protect all life, Peace is the path of hope

Statement from U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace Committee on Nuclear Disarmament

Maryann Cusimano Love, "The Papal Vision: Beyond the Bomb"

Charles Geisler, "Twin inconvenient truths: nuclear arms and climate change"


Pope Francis, Apostolic Journey to Japan, Address on Nuclear Weapons

Pope Francis, Apostolic Journey to Japan, Address at Meeting for Peace

Peter-John Pearson, Southern African Bishops' Parliamentary Liaison Office, Briefing Paper for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Day

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Statement on Nuclear Weapons

Kroc Cast Podcast, Jerry Powers, Tobias Winright, and Maryann Cusimano Love, on Pope Francis's Apostolic Journey to Japan

Kroc Cast Podcast, Jerry Powers, George Lopez, and Dr. James Mueller, on future of the movement toward nuclear disarmament

German Commission for Justice and Peace, "Outlawing Nuclear Weapons as the Start of Nuclear Disarmament"


Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Religious Leader Advocacy for Nuclear Disarmament

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

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


David Cortright, "Security without Nuclear Weapons"

Gerard Powers, "The Holy See's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament"

Maryann Cusimano Love, "Resurrection Politics and Banning the Bomb"

Pope Francis, Address to participants in the International Symposium "Prospects for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament"

Oscar Cantu (USCCB), Letter Regarding the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula

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

USCCB and CCEE, "Nuclear Disarmament: Seeking Human Security"

Oscar Cantu (USCCB), "Letter to Secretary of State Tillerson on Nuclear Disarmament"


Nuclear Threat Initiative, "The Pope and the Bomb" (video)

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

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, "From Nuclear Deterrence to Disarmament: Evolving Catholic Perspectives" (audio, video, transcripts)


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