Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The abolition of nuclear weapons is one of the Loretto Community’s priority concerns.

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Prayer for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

By Loretto Community / October 19, 2022 /

This year is the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Nuclear war was avoided then. We need to avoid it now in the Ukraine and for future generations. Loretto…

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Increased nuclear threat may renew interest in disarmament, advocates say

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /

Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 22, 2022 … Blissman said the NPT talks were “yet one more example of how the U.N. operates in silos on different existential…

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Sisters disappointed at outcome of UN nuclear disarmament meetings

By Loretto Community / September 14, 2022 /

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…

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Interfaith Panel Discussion on the 77th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan

By Loretto Community / August 17, 2022 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Notions of white supremacy and racism have deep ties to the history and culture of nuclear weapons. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Over the years, several Loretto members have…

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Hiroshima: A Peace Committee Call for a Community Read

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / August 10, 2022 /

In 1946 The New Yorker devoted an entire edition to publishing John Hersey’s “Hiroshima.” Hersey reported on six residents. They were there in the city and, by turns of fate,…

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Let’s Talk about Nukes

By Karel Disponett CoL / August 3, 2022 /
a banner that says "Remove Nukes from Dangerous Hands"

August 6 marks the 77th anniversary of the dropping of a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima by the United States. According to Alliance for Science, “A total of 140,000 people in Hiroshima and…

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Loretto Stands with the Church in Opposing Nuclear Weapons

By Loretto Community / July 11, 2022 /
People carry a large banner reading "Loretto Women for Disarmament" in a protest march on the grass.

I Am the Way, the Loretto Constitutions, uses Scriptural passages to guide Loretto’s work. The Old Testament prophet Jerimiah tells us quite plainly, “I know the plans I have in…

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Nuclear Ban Week in Vienna

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / June 15, 2022 /

It’s finally happening, the first Meeting of States Parties to the U.N. Ban Treaty! Eighty-six countries have signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and 61 states have ratified it!…

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Loretto Peace Committee Stands As Witness

By Loretto Community / January 24, 2022 /
People stand in a crowd holding colorful signs in favor of gun safety regulations

On behalf of Loretto and all, during the pandemic, members of Loretto’s Peace Committee stand as witnesses to our nation’s buildup of nuclear weapons. They are witnesses to the U.S.…

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Celebrating 30 Years of Loretto at the UN

By Loretto Community / August 9, 2021 /
Colorful banner of a peace dove over flames with text "We work for justice and act for peace", "The Loretto Community"

This year we recognize and celebrate 30 years of Loretto presence at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. During that time we have garnered consultative status with both…

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A Long Journey and More to Go… 75 Years of Nuclear Madness

By Loretto Community / March 9, 2021 /
Five people in winter clothing and face masks stand next to the Lockheed Martin sign holding a banner with the text "Nuclear Weapons are Illegal"

By Bryon Plumley Driving through the prairie grass-lands of northeast Colorado one would never know there are nuclear weapons buried there. Out of sight, out of mind. There are 49…

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Loretto’s Long March To Ban Nuclear Weapons

By Loretto Community / February 22, 2021 /
A flock of paper cranes floats in front of a multi-colored circle of pinks and purples

The Loretto Community’s first call to ban all nuclear weapons dates back to the 1960s. For several decades since and counting, the Loretto Community has continued to work to seek…

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