Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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Nuclear Weapons: Complex 'Transformation'

On March 25, 2008, at the Department of Energy in Washington , D.C. , LCWR participated in the last of several hearings held around the country on the proposal of the DOE for a “stable, secure and reliable” restructuring of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, including the building of a new bomb plant at Las Alamos, NM. Representatives of many organizations delivered statements opposing the plan, similar to the 2006 Complex 2030 proposal which received zero funding from Congress in 2007. Speaking on behalf of LCWR, Marie Lucey , OSF made reference to this year's 25th anniversary of the U.S. Bishops Pastoral Letter on War and Peace, and objected to the use of the word “transformation” in connection with nuclear weapons.