Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletMay 27, 2022

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Sisters of St. Joseph Issue Public Statement on Test-Ban Treaty

The Sisters of St. Joseph, Albany Province have issued the following public statement, urging the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty.

This stance comes out of our province commitment, both as individuals and as a community of about 400 women religious, to peacemaking and nonviolence.
Public Statement Urging the ratification of The Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

This is an historic moment in the history of our world. In the midst of the most serious economic crises since the Great Depression, we have become acutely aware of the tremendous interdependence of our global community.
In this spirit of awareness, we affirm the call of Pope Benedict for world leaders to “resume with greater determination negotiations for a progressive and mutually agreed dismantling of existing nuclear weapons.”
In the spirit of our founding charism of reconciling love and our province focus on nonviolence, we, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet of the Albany Province, call upon: 
  • President Obama to follow through on his pledge to “immediately and aggressively” seek  ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty.
  • The U.S. Senate to ratify this treaty.
  • The U.S. Catholic Bishops to renew the spirit of their prophetic stand of 1983 and publicly call for the President and the Senate to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
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