(RNS) — They now face up to 25 years in prison each for stealing onto the US Navy base that houses six Trident submarines carrying hundreds of nuclear weapons in an effort to symbolically disarm the base.
(RNS) — A U.S. district court judge found the activists were sincere in their religious faith but that the government had a compelling interest to charge them with three felonies and a misdemeanor.
(RNS) — Members of the group known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 face up to 25 years in prison for trespassing on a U.S. Navy base that houses six Trident submarines carrying hundreds of nuclear weapons.
(RNS) — At a time when many faith-based social activists have moved on to other issues, seven Catholic pacifists aim to draw attention to the most ominous threat facing civilization: the risk of global nuclear annihilation.
(RNS) — The former president also told RNS about his plans to speak at Liberty University and cutting back on his Sunday school teaching.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Now, as during the Cold War, church groups pushing American disarmament as key to world peace rely on assumptions and proposals that are utopian and dangerous.
(RNS) — God’s creation is at stake.
Many religious leaders, groups, institutions, and forces-for-good observe all this, and often speak out, but can usually produce only barely noticed whispers of criticism. Lewis warns that, meanwhile, we are confronted by weapons that offer us the ability to destroy ourselves, a shared hazard for which our social mechanisms for managing large-scale violence are dangerously ill suited.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff spoke as talks on a proposed global nuclear arms ban at the United Nations seem doomed to fail with the U.S., France, Britain and South Korea among nearly 40 countries boycotting the talks.
(RNS) The first visit of an American president to Hiroshima occasions a broader and ongoing debate about the ethics and strategic value of nuclear weapons.
(RNS) We, along with many other Jewish leaders, support this historic nuclear accord by the world’s most powerful nations and believe it is our best hope of preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Speaking to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Francis recalled the “horror and repulsion” aroused by the twin bombings of Nagasaki on Aug. 9 1945, and Hiroshima, three days earlier.
(RNS) Why should the Jews, of all minority groups in our culture, be begrudged the emotional space in the public arena to speak of their legitimate fears?
JERUSALEM (RNS) Second-generation survivors “exhibit greater preoccupation with the Iranian nuclear threat” than others in their peer group.
(RNS) The global concern about the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons invites Americans of faith to engage a vital issue after years of complacency.
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