Sisters disappointed at outcome of UN nuclear disarmament meetings
Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 5, 2022
Sisters and congregational advocates at the United Nations are disappointed but not surprised at the breakdown of a monthlong meeting examining ways to strengthen the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT.
While also disappointed by the outcome, Sr. Durstyne “Dusty” Farnan, an Adrian Dominican sister who represents the Dominican Leadership Conference at the U.N., said Aug. 31 the meetings were an affirmation of the need to elevate the issue of disarmament.
“As religious and as women of faith,” she said, “we have to believe that there is an alternative to this, and that alternative is nonviolence.”
Beth Blissman, a lay representative for the Loretto Community, agreed and said Aug. 31 that a starting point would be spending “even 10% of our military budget in this country on helping resolve the climate crisis, helping transition to green energy options.”
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