Pope Francis’s World Day of Peace message challenge: Redirect military expenditures to meet urgent human needs

by Art LaffinPax Christi USA Teacher of Peace  In his 2021 World Day of Peace Message, "A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace," Pope Francis calls for a "culture of care" and urges the governments of the world to redirect military expenditures to meet the needs of those experiencing poverty and provide better health care … Continue reading Pope Francis’s World Day of Peace message challenge: Redirect military expenditures to meet urgent human needs

Nuclear weapons are illegal: 50 nations ratify historic UN treaty

by Art Laffin, Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peacein NCR Seventy-five years after the U.S. committed the unspeakable crime of using nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, a historic milestone has finally been achieved: Nuclear weapons have been declared illegal under a new United Nations treaty. On Oct. 24, the Treaty on the … Continue reading Nuclear weapons are illegal: 50 nations ratify historic UN treaty