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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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Loretto’s Long March To Ban Nuclear Weapons

By Loretto Community / February 22, 2021 /
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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 for the abolishment of nuclear weapons worldwide. We have prayed and protested at sites where weapons are manufactured or stored, attended numerous hearings and shareholder…

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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, Ind. Her time of death was 1:31 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, seven and half hours after her originally scheduled time of execution. Please keep all in…

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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 learn war any more. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, for the earth will be filled with the wonder of life.”  Rabbi Rami M.…

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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 you are not already receiving a newsletter on a topic you would like to follow, we encourage you to go to this page to sign…

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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 new nuclear weapons parts plant? Well, it’s in our backyard, about 8 miles from our home in the metro Kansas City, Mo., area. Many people…

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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 coming year the Loretto Peace Committee has chosen to focus on a nonviolent response to militarism. As part of that focus we are reflecting on…

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