Make Reducing the Risk of Nuclear War a High Priority – Take Action

Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the Markey-Lieu bill, which would prohibit the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war from Congress.    Take Action

President Donald Trump—like every president for decades—has sole authority to launch a US nuclear attack. And no one—literally no one—has the authority to stop such a launch. The saber rattling between the United States and North Korea is a stark reminder of why this is so outrageous and unacceptable.It’s time to change this deeply flawed system.  Urge your member of Congress to limit the president’s power to start a nuclear war. Congress must get more involved, working to reduce nuclear risks and prevent a nuclear catastrophe.   Other resource – Pax Christi   Reality of Nuclear War

Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace – January 1, 2017

peace-on-earth-detailPope Francis has chosen “Nonviolence: A style of Politics for Peace” as the theme for the 50th World Day of Peace, commemorated each year on January 1st . This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace. Inspired by both St. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical Pacem in terris and his own encyclical Populorum progressio, Pope Paul VI introduced the commemoration of the World Day of Peace in 1967; it is now celebrated every year on the first day of January.

Visit Catholic Nonviolence Initiative website to find resources to learn more about and celebrate the World Day of Peace on January 1 and beyond.

Ask Congress for an end to Israel’s demolition of Palestinian property

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The Israeli practice of demolishing Palestinian property to make way for Israeli settlements is threatening more and more villages and neighborhoods throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Demolishing homes and property causes untold suffering for Palestinian families and communities and does nothing to further the prospects for a just peace.
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Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support the Iran Deal

As the media reports almost daily, the international Iran nuclear accord is under attack by many members in the U.S. Congress. The diplomatic agreement with Iran establishes a process for the international community to monitor Iran’s nuclear energy program to assure it does not lead to making a nuclear bomb and places many limits on the program. In exchange, sanctions against Iran will be gradually lifted. Although it is not a perfect agreement, many in the faith community, as well as many nuclear experts, see this as a critical moment for turning toward peace and advancing diplomacy over war.

Urge Congress to Choose Dialogue and Diplomacy in Syria

Three Actions Needed: Advocacy, Prayer and Fasting!

Congress will reconvene in Washington on September 9th.   As they prepare to vote on military intervention in Syria, we suggest three actions for your consideration:

Contact your two U.S. Senators and your Representativeand urge them to vote against a resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria.  Instead, ask them to support U.S. leadership, in collaboration with the international community, for an immediate ceasefire in Syria and serious, inclusive negotiations for peace. 

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