To: Pope Francis

Petition Pope Francis to Formally Reject "Just War" Doctrine

Petition Pope Francis to Formally Reject "Just War" Doctrine

We urge you to follow through on the meeting the Vatican hosted on April 11-13, 2016, which recommended in its final statement that you publish an encyclical rejecting the idea that there can be a just war, promoting the teaching and use of nonviolence, and working toward the abolition of war and weapons of war. We ask you to influence as much of humanity as you can to shun participation in war and in the manufacture and trade of weapons. We thank you for this leadership and are hopeful that it will make a world of difference. We are ready to make war a thing of the past.

Why is this important?

We're asking everyone in the world, religious or not, to please add your name on this petition to Pope Francis. This petition is supported by World Beyond War, Fellowship of Reconciliation, World Peace Now, Coop Anti-War Cafe Berlin, American Voices Abroad Berlin, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, and Nobel Peace Prize Watch.

More information:
> Statement and photos from April 11-13, 2016 Vatican Meeting http://nonviolencejustpeace.net
> Howard Zinn: A Just Cause, Not a Just War http://www.progressive.org/news/2007/07/5084/just-cause-not-just-war
> New book: War Is Never Just by David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5277

How it will be delivered

To the Vatican.


Reasons for signing

  • To keep the valuable peace.
  • No war is just.
  • I haven't yet seen that the peaceable and Christ-like members of a nation control its armament. It seems that the greater the stockpile is, the greater is its sordid lure upon precisely the opposite sector of society.

Updates

2016-09-21 00:04:44 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2016-09-20 11:56:52 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2016-09-16 10:45:25 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2016-09-16 10:03:24 -0400

500 signatures reached

2016-09-16 09:40:29 -0400

100 signatures reached

2016-09-16 09:39:15 -0400

50 signatures reached

2016-09-16 09:37:34 -0400

25 signatures reached

2016-09-16 06:47:17 -0400

10 signatures reached