Building a World Without nuclear weapons:
An Urgent Imperative

An online forum held January 27, 2024, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Featured Speakers

Most Rev. John C. Wester
Archbishop of Santa Fe, NM
Author of the Pastoral Letter
“Living in the Light of Christ’s Peace: A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament”
Marie Dennis
Senior Program Director
Catholic Nonviolence Initiative/Pax Christi International
Dr. Ira Helfand
Past president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and a member of the International Steering Board of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons)

Moderator: Claire Schaeffer-Duffy, Center for Nonviolent Solutions

Our online forum, offered in association with Pax Christi USA, examined the existential threat and moral implications of nuclear weapons,
encouraged dialogue about solutions, and urged prayer and action from individuals and groups. 

Between the Zoom call, the FaceBook livestream, and the video posted above, our January 27th online forum has been viewed more than 1,000 times! Let’s keep that momentum going and send the link to the above video to as many people as we can!

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Pax Christi MA and Pax Christi USA thank these 66 co-sponsors:

Pax Christi International ● Pax Christi Florida ● Pax Christi Maine ● Pax Christi Michigan ● Pax Christi New Jersey
Pax Christi New York State ● Pax Christi Rhode Island ● Pax Christi Southern California ● Pax Christi Harrisburg (PA)
Pittsburgh Area Pax Christi (PA) ● Pax Christi Little Rock (AR) ● Pax Christi Young Adults Caucus ● A Faith That Does Justice
Agape Community ● American Friends Service Committee ● Association of U.S. Catholic Priests ● Back from the Brink ● Ban Killer Drones
Benedictines for Peace ● Boston Catholic Climate Movement ● Center for Nonviolent Solutions (MA)
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety ● Dorothy Day Guild ● Fellowship of Reconciliation ● Franciscan Action Network
Franciscan Peace Center, Clinton, IA ● House of Peace, Ipswich, MA ● International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Islamic Society of North America ● Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) ● Loretto Peace Committee (NM)
Los Angeles Catholic Worker ● Manhattan College’s Dorothy Day Center ● Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns ● 
Massachusetts Peace Action ● Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal ● NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
New England Peace Pagoda ● New Mexico Peace Fests ● North Country Peace Group
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation ● NuclearBan.US ● Nuclear Watch New Mexico
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) ● Greater Boston PSR ● PSR Maine ● Pace et Bene and Campaign Nonviolence
Progressive Democrats of America ● Rotary Action Group for Peace/Nuclear Weapons Education Committee
St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker Community/Our Lady of the Road, South Bend, IN ● SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Central Pacific Province ● Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Justice Team
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ● Sisters of Saint Francis, Rochester, MN ● Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield
Soka Gakkai International-USA ● Tikkun Olam Committee, Congregation B’nai Israel, Northampton, MA
Traprock Center for Peace and Justice (MA) ● Veterans for Peace (VFP) USA ● VFP/Boston (Smedley Butler Brigade)
VFP Nuclear Abolition Working Group ● VFP – Santa Fe Chapter (NM) ● War Resisters League New England
WE Rotary WORLD ● World BEYOND War