Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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

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 /
A pink banner with a white dove in the middle has blue lettering around it saying "Lorettos for Disarmament"

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 Byron Plumley CoL / March 1, 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"

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 silos that house…

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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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Walking with God toward the wholeness of Creation

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Mary Ann McGivern SL stands at a microphone and presents an award to Bishop Tom Gumbleton

Today Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War, and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger. William…

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The Great March

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Marchers carry a banner as they cross a pedestrian bridge. The banner reads "The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament."

In 1986, Sister Mary Beth “Buffy” Boesen walked from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. This was the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament that kicked off in California on…

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Acting for peace across the U.S.

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Two women in hats and sunglassed hold a "Remove Nukes" banner in front of strands of paper cranes.

Colorado Each Sunday for 12 years, Loretto Community members protested in rain, sleet, snow or shine at the Rocky Flats plant west of Denver (see photo, below). Plutonium triggers for…

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Loretto: Acting for peace

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Loretto Community members wearing sackcloth stand by the sidewalk with a banner that reads "Loretto Women for Disarmament."

The long march to ban nuclear weapons 1978The Loretto Community declares its commitment to an end to the production of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. We are particularly committed to…

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Loretto Continues 50-Year Call for Worldwide Nuclear Ban

By Loretto Community / September 28, 2020 /
Banner reading "The future of planet Earth is in our hands."

“One of our sisters told me she was teaching in Sante Fe when the first bomb was tested at Los Alamos and a boy brought a piece of debris in…

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