Responding to Pope Francis' World Day of Peace message, 2021 - In his World Day of Peace Message, Pope Francis asks: ‘How many resources are spent on weaponry, especially nuclear weapons, that could be used for more significant priorities, such as ensuring the safety of individuals, the promotion of peace and integral human development, the fight against poverty, and the provision of health care?’
Pope Francis is posing a question that needs to be answered--not with excuses or empty promises, but with advocacy and action. His challenge comes at a significant historical moment. On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TNPNW) will become international law. The United States, which first used nuclear weapons 75 years ago, has not yet signed this treaty. Please plan to join us!
Presenters: John Heagle, chair of the Gospel Nonviolence Working Group, and Meg Olson, Director of Grassroots Mobilization for NETWORK.
Recorded on January 21, 2021.