“The moral force of the Ban Treaty is being felt,” Ann Suellentrop says at the rally for the first anniversary of the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.—Photos by Jim Hannah

PeaceWorks-KC celebrates first anniversary of nuclear ban treaty

On Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, peace-loving activists gathered to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (the Ban Treaty) with a rally and caravan. 

A year ago, on Jan. 22, Cris Mann (left) and Henry Stoever held this sign at our rally for the "entry into force" of the international Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.--Photos by Jim Hannah

On 1/22, celebrate Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

A short rally, a long caravan—what better way, in the time of coronavirus, to celebrate the first anniversary of the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons? We'll park behind businesses at 46th and Main at 12:45 pm on Sat., Jan. 22, quickly decorate our cars and have a rally, and then caravan.

This billboard, posted at Main and 37th Street in KC MO by PeaceWorks-KC in January, was funded by ICAN.--Photo by Jim Hannah

Norway is first in NATO to plan to observe first meeting of ‘states parties’ to nuke-ban treaty

With a new government in Norway, it became the first NATO state to announce that it will participate in the Meeting of the States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in Vienna next year (March 22-24).

Charles Carney, in 2020, pauses during a reflection near the National Security Campus, operated by Honeywell. Carney was one of about 15 persons there demanding a change in federal budget priorities, namely, "Human Care, not Warfare!"--Photo by Tom Fox

Charles Carney begins 273-mile walk in Kansas for peace, justice, ecology  

Trumpeting a loud wake-up call about the catastrophic dangers of nuclear weapons and climate chaos, Charles Carney is walking 273 miles from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita to the nuclear weapons plant operated by Honeywell in Kansas City, MO—the National Security Campus. The flier he is sharing with persons as he walks across Kansas, beginning … Continue reading Charles Carney begins 273-mile walk in Kansas for peace, justice, ecology  

Ron Faust, a retired Disciples of Christ minister, holds out the promise of the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons--that it comes just in time to "create life and forestall death / To breathe in hope and breathe out a future / For our grandchildren and for all human races."

A Call to Live Nuclear Free

Ron Faust sees the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as coming just in time "to create life and forestall death / To breathe in hope and breathe out a future / For our grandchildren and for all human races."

This billboard, designed by Robyn Haas, is at 71 Highway, south of 125th St. in KC, MO.

Jan. 22 rally in KC & billboards mark ban of nuclear weapons

Billboards in Kansas City, Mo., and a 2 pm rally Jan. 22 will mark the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. At the rally at 47th and Main, wave the flags of 51 countries that have ratified the treaty, learn about the treaty, and sing "Imagine"--Imagine no nuclear weapons!