July 17, 2017

Joseph Capizzi, director, Institute for Human Ecology, and professor, ethics, published an article in Providence on the bishops’ call for nuclear elimination. 

On July 6, 2017, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions issued a joint declaration calling upon the international community to “map out a credible, verifiable, and enforceable strategy for the total elimination of nuclear weapons.”

The statement explains its reason for being: the “multipolar” nature of geopolitics today raises a different catalogue of threats than encountered when there were two nuclear superpowers. These threats, the statement says, reach from “terrorism, asymmetrical conflicts, cybersecurity to environmental degradation and poverty” and raise “doubts about the adequacy of nuclear deterrence as an effective response to these challenges.” ...

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