NTI Supports Vatican Conference on Disarmament

The Vatican is hosting a two-day
high-level international symposium
on a nuclear-weapons-free world this
week, against the backdrop of an escalating nuclear tensions. As part of its
public education mission and commitment to the vision and steps toward a world
without nuclear weapons, the Nuclear Threat Initiative provided support for the
event, which will include 11 Nobel peace laureates, top United Nations and NATO
officials, leading experts, ‎heads of major foundations and civil society
organizations, as well representatives of bishops’ conferences, Christian denominations
and other faiths. The November 10-11 conference is called “Prospects for a
World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament.”

organizations see nuclear weapons policy through a moral and ethical prism, and
NTI has helped highlight this important perspective. The Kroc Institute
for International Peace Studies at
University of Notre Dame, working with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center
and Boston College, has been a key NTI partner in both public events and
private meetings designed to build expertise and engagement within the Catholic

staff will accompany the event’s only student delegation, with participation
from University of
Notre Dame, Georgetown University, Catholic
University of America, Loyola University Chicago.

More from NTI’s Faith-Based Activities

Video: Nuclear Proliferation, Deterrence and Disarmament: Evolving
Catholic Approaches, May 24, 2016, with Des Browne, Bishop Robert McElroy,
Prof. Maryann Cusimano Love

Video:  The Pope and the
Bomb:  New Nuclear Dangers and Moral
Dilemmas, September 17, 2015, with Sam Nunn, Bishop Oscar Cantú, Prof. Maryann
Love and EJ Dionne

Why Every Christian Should Care about
Nuclear Disarmament
, Karen Swallow Prior, think Christian blog, February 3, 2015

Pope Francis:  Do More to Ban Nuclear Weapons, Pascal Emmanuel Gobry, Patheos, December 8, 2014 

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