United Nations: The Federation of American Scientists' tallies show there are about 15,350 nuclear weapons in the world. The U.S. and Russia each have about 4,500 nuclear weapons stockpiled.
Georgetown luncheon: The "worst aspect" of Trump is his "unpredictability," said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, former Vatican representative to U.N.
NCR Today: "People weren't consulted in the building or use of these horrific weapons. It was all very secret and very contained."
Making a Difference: The U.S. and Russia are pointing hundreds of nuclear weapons at each other right now, all on hair-trigger alert. We can stop this madness.
I awoke this morning with NPR, as I usually do, and heard poetic words from President Obama speaking in Hiroshima, Japan:
“…among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them. …”
Concepcion Picciotto spent over three decades living year-round in an anti-nuclear encampment near the White House front lawn, exposed to harsh weather during her disarmament witness.
Preview: Sr. Megan Rice, now 85, has been arrested almost 40 times and has spent three years in jail in her quest to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
NCR Today: A statement from The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations urges the UN to quicken its disarmament efforts.
I am a member of the Loretto Committee for Peace. We meet regularly to plan what issues to focus on. We’ve selected nuclear weapons and guns.
The co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War hopes Pope Francis will call for the abolition of all nuclear weapons when he addresses Congress in September.