Hannah Heinzekehr | February 19, 2020
On January 30, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network were among the cosponsors of a lecture by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi on the Catholic Church and nuclear disarmament. The lecture took place at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
Joan Rohlfing, president and chief operating officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), and James Timbie, an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, offered responses and joined the archbishop for a conversation moderated by Kelsey Davenport (MA ‘11), director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association.
The event was followed by a daylong workshop on January 31 titled “The Pope and the Bomb: Beyond Deterrence.” The workshop is tied to a forthcoming book that considers the policy and pastoral implications of the Church’s evolving position on nuclear deterrence and disarmament.
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