Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Building a movement to get to zero nuclear weapons
People reading The Nuclear Prayer in Medjugorje
“Our purpose is to assist in the effort to abolish nuclear weapons.”
Traditions
Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism
Number of Members
8
Region
Location
Burlingame, CA, United States of America
Joined URI Network

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Cooperation Circle is composed of dynamic voices from across the political, professional, spiritual, and geographical spectrums who have united in a single purpose: to eliminate nuclear weapons once and for all. They recite the following prayer together:

“The Beginning and the End are in your hands, O Creator of the Universe. And in our hands you have placed the fate of this planet. We, who are tested by having both creative and destructive power in our free will, turn to you in sober fear and in intoxicating hope. We ask for your guidance and to share in your imagination in our deliberations about the use of nuclear force. Help us to lift the fog of atomic darkness that hovers so pervasively over our Earth, Your Earth, so that soon all eyes may see life magnified by your pure light. Bless all of us who wait today for your Presence and who dedicate ourselves to achieve your intended peace and rightful equilibrium on Earth. In the Name of all that is holy and all that is hoped. Amen.”


The Nuclear Prayer (9-minute version)

When a former Secretary of State, a former Secretary of Defense, several United States Ambassadors, a famous physicist, and a few friends pray each month for the elimination of nuclear weapons, it raises lots of questions. What do they know that everyone needs to know?  Why are they praying? What is their prayer?  
 


(3-minute version)

When a former Secretary of State, a former Secretary of Defense, several United States Ambassadors, a famous physicist, and a few friends pray each month for the elimination of nuclear weapons, it raises lots of questions. What do they know that everyone needs to know? Why are they praying? What is their prayer?  

In this video, you are invited to view the unfolding of this prayer and to meet these veterans of nuclear negotiations:

• The Honorable William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense under President Clinton
• The Honorable George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State under President Reagan
• Dr. Sidney Drell, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator 
• Ambassador James E. Goodby, former Strategic Nuclear Arms Negotiator with the U.S.S.R.
• Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr, former Senior U.S. Diplomat 
• Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute 
• Monica Willard, United Religions Initiative Representative to the United Nations 
• The Right Rev. William E. Swing, former Episcopal Bishop of California, and President and Founder of the United Religions Initiative 

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons is part of the United Religions Initiative; an international nonprofit that brings together people of all faiths and traditions to solve the problems facing our world as a whole.


(1:40 minute version)

When a former Secretary of State, a former Secretary of Defense, several United States Ambassadors, a famous physicist, and a few friends pray each month for the elimination of nuclear weapons, it raises lots of questions. What do they know that everyone needs to know? Why are they praying? What is their prayer?  

In this video, you are invited to view the unfolding of this prayer and to meet these veterans of nuclear negotiations:

• The Honorable William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense under President Clinton

• The Honorable George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State under President Reagan

• Dr. Sidney Drell, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator 

• Ambassador James E. Goodby, former Strategic Nuclear Arms Negotiator with the U.S.S.R.

• Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr, former Senior U.S. Diplomat 

• Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute 

• Monica Willard, United Religions Initiative Representative to the United Nations 

• The Right Rev. William E. Swing, former Episcopal Bishop of California, and President and Founder of the United Religions Initiative 

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons is part of the United Religions Initiative; an international nonprofit that brings together people of all faiths and traditions to solve the problems facing our world as a whole.


(1-minute version)

When a former Secretary of State, a former Secretary of Defense, several United States Ambassadors, a famous physicist, and a few friends pray each month for the elimination of nuclear weapons, it raises lots of questions. What do they know that everyone needs to know? Why are they praying? What is their prayer?  

In this video, you are invited to view the unfolding of this prayer and to meet these veterans of nuclear negotiations:

• The Honorable William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense under President Clinton

• The Honorable George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State under President Reagan

• Dr. Sidney Drell, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator 

• Ambassador James E. Goodby, former Strategic Nuclear Arms Negotiator with the U.S.S.R.

• Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr, former Senior U.S. Diplomat 

• Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute 

• Monica Willard, United Religions Initiative Representative to the United Nations 

• The Right Rev. William E. Swing, former Episcopal Bishop of California, and President and Founder of the United Religions Initiative 

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons is part of the United Religions Initiative; an international nonprofit that brings together people of all faiths and traditions to solve the problems facing our world as a whole.

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Stories

Reflecting and Serving on Hiroshima Day

My oldest son came to me one night 16 years ago and said, “Dad, I’m going to Japan.” He was 16 years old at the time. And I said, “Oh, are you? And who’s paying for it?” He said, “The American Friends Service Committee. I’m going with a group of American teenagers and we’re going to interview survivors.” So he went, and spent the summer in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Nuclear Disarmament: a question of morals...

The following article is written by Dr. Jonathan Granoff.  He is president of the Global Security Institute and a founding member of the Voices for a  World Free of Nuclear Weapons Cooperation Circle.  He is also an attorney, author and international advocate emphasizing the legal, ethical and spiritual dimensions of human development and security, with a specific focus on advancing the rule of law to address the threats posed by nuclear weapons.  

The Vision: Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

If you live in a city which is a nuclear weapons target, if you live in a country which aims nuclear weapons at other regions, if you live in a world which would be devastated by nuclear weapons, you probably don’t have the opportunity to vote on the use of nuclear weapons.  Until now.  Now a voice vote by grassroots people is being called, and your voice will be counted.