Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement
Jan. 21, 2021
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.
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.