Thursday April 24, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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United States Institute of Peace 
2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Driving Directions 


William Aiken 
Soka Gakkai International-USA 

Making a Difference - Faith Leaders and the Dialogue on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear War 

A movement has emerged within the global disarmament community that focuses on the 'humanitarian consequences' of nuclear war as a way of re-energizing the disarmament discourse and pressing the nuclear weapons states for more progress.

While it may seem obvious, what do we mean by the ‘humanitarian consequences’ of nuclear war and how might this emphasis revitalize the engagement of US faith communities in the disarmament process?  Is it a hindrance or a stimulus to the step-by-step approach of existing conventions and treaties?

Please join faith, science, diplomatic and policy leaders for a day of talking, listening and networking on the challenges and promise of the ‘humanitarian impact’ dialogue, and explore pathways for collaboration between the faith-based and secular advocacy communities.

This event is free, but advanced registration is required for entry to USIP

Download a copy of the program here. Click here to see the speakers' bios.

Before you come - Some suggested readings:

The Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War by Ira Helfand 

Judaism, Christianity and Islam Working Together to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons
An Inquiry by Howard W. Hallman

Building Global Solidarity Toward Nuclear Abolition by Daisaku Ikeda

Nuclear Disarmament and Human Survival by Daryl Kimball 

Unspeakable Suffering - the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons - edited by Beatrice Fihn

Trillion Dollar Nuclear Triad: US Strategic Modernization over the Next Thirty Years by Jon Wolfsthal, Jeffrey Lewis, Marc Quint

Organized and sponsored by 
Soka Gakkai International

Co-sponsored by
Abolition 2000 * Arms Control Association * American Values Network
Council for a Livable World *
Federation of American Scientists (FAS)     *     Global Zero  International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) * Pax Christi International
Pax Christi USA     *     
Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)