We're once again running a full-page ad in the National Catholic Reporter, and we'd love for you to sign on!
From the war in Ukraine to increasing fossil fuel production to pouring more and more money into military spending, our leaders continue to make lethal choices for people and the planet. These actions are, to quote Pope Francis, "an affront crying out to heaven."
Our ad makes an urgent plea: tell our President, Senators, and Representatives to adopt saner choices now! Choose diplomacy over war, clean energy over fossil fuels, human needs over military spending, and nuclear disarmament over "modernization."
The text of the ad appears below. Will you please sign on to show your support and make a donation to help us cover the publication cost?
We're requesting $25 for each individual signature and $50 for each organization, but any amount is gratefully accepted. And if you can add a little extra, we’ll meet our costs that much sooner. We're aiming for the September 2, 2022, print edition and will need about four weeks of lead time, so please act now by signing on, making a donation, and spreading the word through your own networks.
To sign on, contribute online by August 8 or by mail by August 1. Here’s how:
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“The arms race wastes precious resources that could be better used to benefit the integral development of peoples and to protect the natural environment. . . . [It is] an affront crying out to heaven.”
Pope Francis, Address in Nagasaki
(Nov. 24, 2019)
|Lethal choices by our government:
||Urge our President and Congress to adopt saner choices:
For a background paper and information on contacting your elected officials, click here.
Photos: Russia-Ukraine War by Efrem Lukatsky, AP (left), licensed under CC BY 2.0; Renewable Energy Park by Erich Westendarp, Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC0 1.0 (right)