Loretto Peace Committee

Many Loretto Community members engage in the work of peace-making. The Loretto Committee for Peace is responsible for general community peace education work and related activities for the common good. Learn more about our Justice and Peace work.

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Support War Tax Resisters

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2023 /

By Byron Plumley and Shirley Whiteside of the Loretto Peace Committee It is challenging to be a person of conscience in the United States when we know that our tax…

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Loretto Peace Committee recognizes work of the Irish Ambassador to the U.N., Geraldine Byrne Nason

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2022 /
Woman with glasses sits in front of United Nations backdrop

[The positive changes in Ireland] took the perseverance, the ingenuity and the firm passion and commitment of women on the ground — and we come back to where we started out ……

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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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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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Loretto Peace Committee Urges Action, Study and Prayer for Peace

By Loretto Community / September 20, 2021 /
Archival photo of Loretto members in a march. The banner they carry reads "Loretto Women for Disarmament"

The Loretto Committee for Peace takes actions that represent the Loretto Community and educates our members and friends on the issues and steps we can take to make peace. The…

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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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‘Pray for a woman facing execution, and for her victim killed in 2004’

By Loretto Community / January 12, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Editor’s Note: It is with sadness that Loretto reports, according to the Associated Press, that Lisa Montgomery, 52, was executed by lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute,…

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‘A Yes for Humanity: One Step Closer to Nuclear Disarmament’

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2020 /

“It is up to us to see that the world still stands. May the time be not distant when nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they…

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Extra! Extra! Loretto Newsletters Available!

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 2019 /

It may surprise you to know of the many newsletters that have sprung up from various working groups within the Loretto Community. Below is a list for your information. If…

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Opposing Nuclear Weapons in Kansas City

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 /

By Jane Peckham Stoever, friend of Loretto and former member, for the Loretto Peace Committee Why do my husband and I and a local peace group, tangle with a huge…

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Peace Committee Report: Loretto Disarmament & Nuclear Issue

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2018 /

By Pat McCormick and Byron Plumley Aug. 6-9 marked the 73rd commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that introduced the violence of the nuclear age. For the…

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