Reflections nuclear weapons issue to be launched in New York on May 12
Yale Divinity School will launch the spring 2009 issue of Reflections magazine at a special reception at New York’s Millennium UN Plaza Hotel on May 12, hosted by YDS Dean Harold Attridge. The launch will be an occasion to present the magazine, which focuses in this issue on the question of nuclear weapons, as a moral and faith resource to the national delegations assembling during the first two weeks in May to prepare for next year's Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference.
The spring issue is entitled The Fire Next Time: Faith and the Future of Nuclear Weapons. Guest contributing editor for the issue is Tyler Wigg-Stevenson ’04 M.Div., director of the anti-nuclear weapons Two Futures Project and policy director for Faithful Security: The National Religious Partnership on the Nuclear Weapons Danger. The issue features articles by, among others, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz; writer-activists Jonathan Granoff and Jonathan Schell; and Sergio Duarte, high representative for disarmament affairs for the United Nations.
Wigg-Stevenson said publication of the spring issue attempts to “re-engage the nuclear issue” after years of disengagement by the American public. “The NPT, the bedrock upon which the nuclear nonproliferation regime is founded, is itself rooted in a vision of a nuclear weapons-free world,” he observed. “With an alignment of governmental and civil society support, there is renewed hope that we may see this work completed.
Wigg-Stevenson added, “As the world prepares to deal once and for all with the terrible legacy of the Cold War, it is fitting that the riches of our faith traditions would be mined for their moral wisdom.”
The reception will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Riverview Room of the hotel. Persons wishing to attend must register in advance with Emalie Mayo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflections is a magazine of theological and ethical inquiry published biannually by Yale Divinity School. Each issue explores a single topic in depth. Recent issues, for example, have addressed subjects such as faith and violence, scripture in the 21st century, the greening of religion, and sex and the church. The magazine is mailed to all Yale Divinity School alumni but is available free of charge to the general public by registering online.