The following videos were developed by Voices for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World, an initiative of United Religions Initiative. Voices and URI partner with the UNFOLD ZERO platform, which educates and engages people in UN initiatives and processes to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world.
Peace & Planet: Appreciation and Responses to Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock Announcement
Last month the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that as a consequence of the nuclear, climate change and other existenial threats to humanity, their Doomsday Clock must remain set a three minutes to midnight, the “closest to catastrophe since the early days of above-ground hydrogen bomb testing.” The Peace & Planet Network has adopted this statement of appreciation and response to the BAS announcement, which urges us to more deeply understand and respond to the systemic roots of these threats to human survival and to more deeply integrate our movements to challenge them. [continue reading…]
The Global Campaign for Peace Education, concerned about the current nuclear crisis and the continued neglect of the possibilities of law to reduce the frequency and severity of international violence, is undertaking to offer ideas and proposals that inspire consideration of such possibilities. We begin the offerings with observations on executive power to initiate a nuclear strike by a distinguished international lawyer and peace activist, Peter Weiss. [continue reading…]
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised financial, moral, and ethical questions about spending on nuclear weapons versus spending on our health service. Peace Education Scotland has developed an information sheet for teachers and home educators which aims to summarize some of these issues. [continue reading…]