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World Council Churches: "Pope Francis strengthens condemnation of nuclear weapons"

11/17/2017 News Release Image

Pope Francis strengthens condemnation of nuclear weapons (World Council Churches)

Assistant Professor Emily Welty participated in a high-profile Vatican conference on nuclear disarmament. The conference participants included the U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, NATO’s deputy secretary general, 11 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, and the World Council of Churches (WCC) for whom Welty serves as the vice-moderator of the WCC’s Commission on International Affairs.  She was part of a four-person delegation invited to meet privately with Pope Francis. In an historic move, Pope Francis denounced the continuing possession of nuclear weapons in what appears to be a shift from the Church’s prior acceptance of nuclear deterrence.

Welty is a professor of women’s and gender studies and the director of Dyson’s peace and justice studies program.

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