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A World Free from Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament

A World Free from Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament

Publisher Georgetown University Press
Year 03/08/2020
Pages 184
Version paperback
Readership level Professional and scholarly
ISBN 9781626168046
Categories Religion & politics, Christian theology, Arms negotiation & control, United Nations & UN agencies, Nuclear weapons
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On November 10, 2017, Pope Francis became the first pontiff in the nuclear era to take a complete stand against nuclear weapons, even as a form of deterrence. At a Vatican conference of leaders in the field of disarmament, he made it clear that the possession of the bomb itself was immoral. A World Free from Nuclear Weapons presents the pope's address and original testimony from Nobel Peace Prize laureates, religious leaders, diplomats, and civil society activists. These luminaries, which include the pope and a Hiroshima survivor, make the moral case against possessing, manufacturing, and deploying nuclear arms. Drew Christiansen, a member of the Holy See delegation to the 2017 United Nations conference that negotiated the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, helps readers to understand this conference in its historical context. A World Free from Nuclear Weapons is a critical companion for scholars of modern Catholicism, moral theology, and peace studies, as well as policymakers working on effective disarmament. It shows how the Church's revised position presents an opportunity for global leaders to connect disarmament to larger movements for peace, pointing toward future action.

A World Free from Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament

Table of contents

PrefacePeter K. A. Cardinal Turkson

Introduction: Toward a Positive PeaceDrew Christiansen, SJ

Part I: Setting the Agenda

1. Address by His Holiness Pope Francis

2. Address by Pietro Cardinal Parolin

Part II: Witnesses

3. Surviving the Atomic BombMasako Wada

4. Hiroshima's Heritage and the Role of Companies in City Reconstruction: How This Experience Shaped Today's ValuesBruno L. Muller

Part III: Laureates

5. Letter from Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to His Holiness Pope Francis on the Occasion of the International ConferenceMohamed ElBaradei, Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Jody Williams, and Muhammad Yunus

6. Nuclear Weapons: Confronting ArmageddonMohamed ElBaradei

7. For the Disarmament of InjusticeAdolfo Perez Esquivel

8. Will Human Beings Survive Another Century?Muhammad Yunus

9. What the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Can Offer for the Future Work of Nongovernmental OrganizationsBeatrice Fihn

10. Nukes, Land Mines, and Killer RobotsJody Williams

11. The Peace Process in Northern IrelandMairead Corrigan-Maguire

Part IV: Diplomats

12. The UN Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Ban Nuclear Weapons: A DebateRose Gottemoeller, Thomas Hajnoczi, and Jorge Lomonaco

13. Beyond Nuclear Deterrence: Transforming the US-Russian EquationAlexei Georgevich Arbatov

14. International Diplomacy and International Security IssuesIzumi Nakamitsu

15. The Role of International Diplomacy and International OrganizationsThomas Stelzer

Part V: International Civil Society

16. The Humanitarian Initiative as a Condition for the Ban on Nuclear WeaponsFrancois Bugnion

17. The Role of Civil SocietySusi Snyder

18. Reconciliation and DisarmamentMarie-Noelle Koyara

19. The Risks of Nuclear War TodayPaolo Cotta-Ramusino

20. Dealing with Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle EastEmily Landau

21. Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East: Resolving the DeadlockAyman Khalil

Part VI: More Religious Voices

22. We Must Do No LessMonsignor Robert W. McElroy

23. Transforming the Human SpiritHiromasa Ikeda

24. Migrations and WarsMonica Attias

25. The Social and Moral Responsibilities of Knowledge WorkersDrew Christiansen, SJ

26. Preliminary ConclusionsStephen Colecchi

Part VII: Closing

27. Salutations Peter K. A. Cardinal Turkson

Afterword: The Holy See and Nuclear Disarmament-Achievements and ChallengesArchbishop Silvano M. Tomasi

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