Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

Jan. 21, 2021

Because of the increasing danger of nuclear holocaust we commit ourselves to work with others of the human community to raise consciousness about and to resist the evils of the arms race and increased militarization throughout the world.
-IHM Assembly 1980

Ask President Biden to Take Bold Action on Nuclear Weapons  

On Friday, Jan. 22, the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will go into effect. This historic treaty is the first instrument of international law that comprehensively bans nuclear weapons as inhumane and illegitimate tools of war, much like chemical and biological weapons. However, the United States is not a yet a part of this treaty.

Then, in a few short weeks, the New START Treaty, the only remaining agreement limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons, will expire—unless it is extended. If we are to completely eliminate nuclear weapons, then we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. The first step is to demand bold action from newly elected President Biden.

Click here to send a message to President Biden urging him to take swift action to eliminate nuclear weapons.

If you live in the metro Detroit area, the Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network will hold an outdoor, masked and socially distanced “Support the Treaty Rally” on Friday afternoon from 4:30-6 p.m. on the corner of Woodward and Nine Mile in Ferndale. Click here for a flyer.

Did you know?

Earlier this week, the IHM Leadership Council signed on to an interfaith statement in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon (TPNW). Click here to read more.

more info
These weekly announcements are developed by the IHM Justice, Peace and Sustainability Office. Would you like them delivered to your inbox each week? Complete the form below and click Submit.