Vatican Diplomacy: Nuclear Disarmament

July 1, 2021

This curricular module guide explores the evolving Vatican position on nuclear disarmament, highlighting how the Catholic Church plays a unique role in international relations. The guide expands on the "Vatican Diplomacy: Nuclear Disarmament" virtual course module by assembling open-access sources and providing discussion questions on the role of Catholic theology and Church leaders in the movement for a world free from nuclear weapons.  

These materials are designed to engage students with the following issues:

  • the Church’s teaching on nuclear disarmament and its pastoral and moral implications 
  • Pope Francis’ rejection of nuclear deterrence and moral and policy approaches to disarmament 

This guide is part of the Berkley Center's Religion and World Affairs Virtual Course Modules, a collection of curricular modules that draws on open-access articles and multimedia sources to support online learning in higher education.

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