Dear Peacemaking Friends, We want to share with you an excerpt from the statement from Kai Bird, the co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book on which Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer movie is based. This statement is below, together with a message from the Interfaith Peace Working Group. Read on. –Interfaith Peace Working Group
FROM THE OPPENHEIMER AUTHOR
Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Kai Bird, co-author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book on which Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer movie is based, issued a statement endorsing a bill by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the Nuclear Abolition and Conversion Act, H.R. 2775: In this statement, he says, “I strongly endorse Congresswoman Norton’s Nuclear Abolition and Conversion Act, H.R. 2775, which calls for the U.S. to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as a first step to safely, fairly, verifiably eliminating all nuclear weapons from all countries, and eventually converting the nuclear weapons jobs, brainpower, money, and infrastructure to genuine climate solutions and other pressing human needs." ************************
TAKE ACTION! If you believe that all nuclear weapons should be safely, fairly and verifiably eliminated, call your U.S. congressional representative and let him or her know this. Congressional representatives can be reached through the Congressional Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
Suggestion: View and Discuss the Oppenheimer Film
Encourage members of your community of faith or conscience to see the movie Oppenheimer and plan youth and adult discussion groups in which people can share their thoughts and feelings about it.
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