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Nuclear Weapons

The time has come for new thinking on how to challenge complacency surrounding the belief in nuclear deterrence. Changed circumstances bring new responsibilities for decision-makers. The apparent benefits that nuclear deterrence once provided have been compromised, and proliferation results in grave new dangers. The time has come to embrace the abolition of nuclear weapons as an essential foundation of collective security. . . .

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A Recommendation: 'Confronting Racism in Our Hearts and in Our Nation'

This month I greatly appreciated the Georgetown program "Confronting Racism in Our Hearts and in Our Nation," which was held on November 13. It featured a deeply moving panel of experts who discussed racism as a social sin. Here were some of my favorite notes from the program.

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St. Francis of Assisi: A Big Heart Open to God

What can we learn from Francis? St. Francis abandoned his wealth and embraced poverty, becoming the poorest of the poor.

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The Beloved Community and the Right to Dream: A Tribute to the Dreamers

The ugly seeds of white racism and violence are still with us today. Can we still learn something from Dr. King’s message today?

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Just Peace

“No one has greater love,” Jesus said, than “to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15:13), not “to kill others for one’s friends.”

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