Nuclear Proliferation, Deterrence and Disarmament: Evolving Catholic Approaches


Location: London Global Gateway

Although his encyclical on the environment captured headlines, Pope Francis also has pressed the moral case for a world free of nuclear weapons.  Statements at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons have raised questions about shifts in Vatican policy, consternation from some nuclear weapons states and a sense of possibility for those working to eliminate these weapons. 

This event will consider the moral and policy implications of major new initiatives by Pope Francis and the Holy See on nuclear proliferation, deterrence and disarmament.  


  • Bishop Robert McElroy
    Member, Committee on International Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • The Rt. Hon. the Lord Browne of Ladyton
    Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • Maryann Cusimano Love
    Associate Professor of International Relations, The Catholic University of America

Free and open to the public. RSVP required for admission.

Sponsored by:

•    Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

•    Deutsche Bischofskonferenz

•    Justice et Paix, Conférence des évêques de France

•    Office of International Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

•    Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

•    Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University

•    Institut fur Theologie und Frieden

•    Catholic Peacebuilding Network

•    The Nuclear Threat Initiative