The Federation of Dominican Sisters USA
Proposed Corporate Stance on Nuclear Disarmament
As women religious, the Dominican Sisters [of name of congregation],
believe all life including Earth itself to be sacred and we stand
witness to the triumph of life over death, love over hatred and
hope over fear. Humanity has lived in the shadow of nuclear weapons
for too long. Land itself has been desecrated' by nuclear testing
and dropping of bombs. Nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass
destruction continue to pose a threat to all life.
We believe that our country cannot rightly seek to halt the spread
of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction while at the same
time maintaining our current stockpile of weapons and developing
new weapons capabilities.
We stand with scientists and military leaders who believe that
eliminating nuclear weapons will make our country and world safer.
The first step in making our world safer is to develop a detailed
plan to lock down, reduce, and eliminate nuclear and all weapons
of mass destruction.
The Dominican Sisters of [name of congregation], therefore,
call upon the United States government to lead the way for the
global abolition of nuclear and all weapons of mass destruction
by adopting a plan to lock down, reduce, and eliminate nuclear
and all weapons of mass destruction. We call for immediate development,
adoption and implementation of a plan that will ensure that there
will be no new nuclear weapons, no new materials for nuclear
weapons, and no testing of nuclear weapons. We will work will
all people of goodwill until there is no chance that a nuclear
weapon or other weapon of mass destruction can come into the
hands of anyone wishing to do harm.
the Federation website
This page contains the text offered by the Federation in encouraging
congregations of Dominicans in the USA to support nuclear disarmament.
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