This post introduces “The New Nuclear Era,” a series intended to inspire peace educators to address the urgencies of a renewed civil society movement for the abolition of nuclear weapons. The series is presented in observation of two 40th anniversaries, significant to both the field of peace education and the nuclear abolition movement.
Any and all progress made toward controlling the proliferation of nuclear weapons, as well as their elimination, are placed in jeopardy by the possibility of the resumption of nuclear testing. Peace educators must give serious and immediate attention to this Statement from Abolition 2000 if we are to achieve the renewed normality that we have begun to contemplate.
“Corona Connections: Learning for a Renewed World” is a special series exploring the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways it relates to other peace education issues. This inquiry explores the interrelationships between the causes, characteristics and potential consequences of the threats posed by nuclear weapons and global pandemics.