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Not since 1953 have we been so close to the brink of a global catastrophe, according the Bulletin of Atomic nuclear siloScientists Doomsday Clock.

Now once again, it is with extreme urgency that we must act to pull ourselves back from the brink.

Maine’s health professionals and faith and religious leaders (and other Maine organizations) are finding common ground when it comes to the humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons.

When it comes to nuclear war, we are united in our values in seeking a world free of nuclear weapons and the threat of catastrophic humanitarian destruction that they represent.

In October 2017, CNN released a poll from SSRS that shows a growing concern about the way the Trump Administration is handling the situation with North Korea. The poll also shows that 86% of Americans see North Korea as a serious threat.

The intersection of faith and science becomes an important place of strength to urge our policy makers and the US to find a better way forward through diplomacy and out of a trajectory toward nuclear conflict.

Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War

(download the full statement and FAQ here)

We call on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war by: 

  • renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first
  • ending the sole, unchecked authority of any president to launch a nuclear attack
  • taking US nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert
  • cancelling the plan to replace its entire arsenal with enhanced weapons
  • actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals

Take action by endorsing the statement that we will share with our policy makers and others.

Individual endorsement

Organizational endorsement

FMI please contact us karen@psrmaine.org or 207-210-0084.