Sister Anne Montgomery is one of the Bangor 5, who broke into a nuclear base near Seattle as a symbolic wakeup call to the world which, they believe, is sleepwalking toward nuclear annihilation with the United States leading the way.
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Many historians argue that the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a turning point in mankind's history, events that marked the beginning of humanity's ability to instantly self-annihilate.
It appears that the U.S. government's desire for nuclear weapons far outruns its need for them -- even by the logic of nuclear deterrence.
Nuclear disarmament is a job for faith -- and for the kind of social movements that faith at its best has always inspired.
Thanks to President Obama's initiative, perhaps the season for nuclear disarmament has finally arrived. A new U.S.-Russia treaty, while modest, is important and encouraging.
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