The Beloved Community and the Right to Dream: A Tribute to the Dreamers

Together the dreamers number about 800,000 people, from many nationalities; and together with people of faith we have been advocating with them for their right to partake of their dream. But time is running out for them, and for their families. Soon the administration will decide whether all of them, and their families, will stay.

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St. Francis of Assisi: A Big Heart Open to God

St. Francis heard a voice from heaven: “Repair my church in ruins.” We, too, are invited to respond with Pope Francis, and to hear his call to “repair our world in ruins.” St. Francis said: “Preach the Gospel, use words if necessary!” Let us respond with a big heart open to God.

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Highlights

End Drone Warfare Now!

We decry our government’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as the new face of war. Under the U.N. Charter, a member state may use military force only in defense to an armed attack or with the authorization of the Security Council. We call for an immediate end to the use of armed drones.

Should the Holy See Acquire Nuclear Weapons?

Consider this hypothetical situation. A treaty banning nuclear weapons is agreed to. Pressure builds on nuclear-weapons states to give up their arsenals and the world’s nations collectively ask the Holy See to serve as the repository of a small stockpile of nuclear warheads, creating a special exception to the NPT.

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Appeal from Hiroshima

The use of nuclear weapons is a crime against humanity. Nuclear weapons should be banned and eliminated without delay. Now is the time for us to join hands with citizens, local and national governments and the United Nations to open the door to a world without nuclear weapons.

Prayer Service to End the Use of Lethal Drones

This prayer service was prepared by Art Laffin of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in Washington, D.C. It is a revised version of a service offered at the White House on May 4, 2012 and can be adapted for a nonviolent public witness or worship setting.

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