Seattle’s Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen said nuclear weapons crucify Jesus again

Nuclear weapons are NOT merely political issues “out there” somewhere.

They are very intimate — as intimate as our own human lives — and as intimate as our religious faith.

Raymond Hunthausen, the late Catholic Archbishop of Seattle, stated: “Our nuclear war preparations are the global crucifixion of Jesus. What we do to the least of these, through our nuclear war planning, we do to Jesus. This is his teaching. We cannot avoid it and we should not try. Our nuclear weapons are the final crucifixion of Jesus, the extermination of the human family with whom he is one.”


We could make more progress toward peace and toward abolishing nuclear weapons if we would draw upon our best values — including our religious faiths and our consciences — and apply them to the world around us.

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