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.