Nuclear Disarmament: Next Steps from the Perspective of the Holy See
November 11, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For many decades, the Holy See has advocated nuclear disarmament. In 2012, the Vatican declared that the strategy of nuclear deterrence is an obstacle to disarmament, and in 2014 at the Humanitarian Consequences Conference in Vienna, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi presented an extended argument for the Holy See’s position. At a time when the prospects for disarmament seem dim, Archbishop Tomasi discussed alternative suggestions to open the way to new progress toward disarmament in keeping with Pope Francis’ call for the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Office of the President.