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Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose take stance against nuclear proliferation -- affirm the Earth Charter

MISSION SAN JOSE, CA - August 13, 2008--At their July United States Chapter meetings, the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose took a corporate stance against nuclear weapons proliferation in harmony with the Federation of Dominican Sisters, USA, and many other religious communities. Taking the stance came after personal and communal study on the whole nuclear weapons issue. The Sisters also affirmed the Earth Charter after serious reflection.

This statement against nuclear proliferation calls upon the United States government to “lead the way for the global abolition of nuclear and all weapons of mass destruction.” The Sisters want to see not only an end to all nuclear weapons, but they want to see a plan developed, adopted and implemented that will ensure that there will be “no new nuclear weapons, no new materials for nuclear weapons, and no testing of nuclear weapons.”

“We are proud that this corporate stance has been made at this time of so many concerns about nuclear proliferation in our nation,” said Sister Stella Marie Goodpasture, Northern California Justice Promoter for the Mission San Jose Dominicans. “We need to have the position of Dominican women clearly and publicly stated.”

“We are also very happy that the Community affirmed the Earth Charter,” Sister Stella Marie added.


Read the Statement on Nuclear Disarmament of the Federation

Resources and Links on Disarmament

Earth Charter (PDF)

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