"I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb."

– Vincent Intondi
Professor of History, Montgomery College
July 1, 2020
US-Iran Relations: A Way Forward Through Religious Dialogue

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Berkley Center US Conference of Catholic Bishops Arm Control Association

US-Iran Relations: A Way Forward Through Religious Dialogue

Thursday, November 17, 3:00 p.m.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC

People gawked as Catholic bishops and Iranian ayatollahs amicably walked the streets of Rome together in June. What happened when they sat together behind closed doors to discuss nuclear weapons, the use of force, and terrorism?
Bishop Oscar Cantú, Bishop Richard Pates, and Kelsey Davenport at the Carnegie Endowment event on shared Muslim-Catholic nuclear disarmament aims. (Photo: via Twitter by @HHaegeland)

This event discussed the encounter between U.S. Catholic bishops and five Iranian religious leaders that took place June 5-10, 2016 in Rome, that followed on the 5-day visit by U.S. bishops to Qom, Iran (Iran’s Holy City) in March 2014.
Welcome/Introduction: Dr. John Borelli, Georgetown University
Moderator: Kelsey Davenport, Arms Control Association

Panelists include:

Arms Control Association
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs Georgetown University
Office of International Justice and Peace
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops