Quote from the event that Mary Casper included in her prepared litany for the 2017 witness
“Viewed from a legal, political, security and most of all, moral perspective, there is no justification today for the continued maintenance of nuclear weapons…With development needs across the globe far outpacing the resources being devoted to address them, the thought of pouring hundreds of billions of additional dollars into the world’s nuclear arsenals is nothing short of sinful. It is the grossest misplacement of priorities and truly constitutes the very “theft from the poor” which the Second Vatican Council (and also n.b. Dwight Eisenhower while US President) condemned so long ago.” Archbishop Chullikatt, Vatican Nuncio to the United Nations
Also remembered at the Witness were Sachio Kyo, Daniel Sichen, Karl Cabot , Jackie Hudson, The Louisiana 7 now in Jail, and Ardeth Platt, and all others who have given significant portions of their lives and freedom to call attention to this crime against the poor of the planet.