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A World Without Nuclear Weapons: The Humanitarian and Moral Imperative
Sun May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
“The possessing of nuclear weapons is immoral.” Pope Francis
Nuclear war is unthinkable. Yet Russia’s war in Ukraine is reawakening alarm about the potential use of nuclear weapons. This online event will address the consequences of nuclear weapons, the global efforts to prevent their use, why we as people of conscience need to be involved, and what we actually can do to help rid the world of this threat.
Ira Helfand MD is the immediate past president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, and is the cofounder and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, IPPNW’s US affiliate. He is on the steering committee of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.
John C. Wester is the Archbishop of Santa Fe, NM, where nuclear weapons were, and are still being, developed. In January 2022, he wrote a pastoral letter, “Living in the Light of Christ’s Peace: A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament.”
Sponsored by Sacred Heart and Our Lady Help of Christians Collaborative In Newton, MA (sholnewton.org)