Churches and civil society seek “bulletproof” Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)


Rome, Monday, February 6, 2012
The News Service of the Comboni Missionaries – North American Province
Comboni Press Network (CPN) newsletter provides access to information on global issues from Church and Mission-related sources. Our focus is on Justice and Peace issues, and on how the U.S. policies affect the Third World countries.


Churches and civil society seek “bulletproof” Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).
In July 2012, a United Nations conference will be held in New York where the final text of the treaty will at long last be negotiated. Civil society movements advocating for a strong treaty include two faith-based campaigns:
(1) The Control Arms Interfaith Campaign for an Arms Trade Treaty raises awareness among religious leaders, communities and other faith-based groups. Members of the Control Arms Coalition have published an Interfaith Declaration (learn more); to sign on, email
(2) The Ecumenical Campaign for a Strong and Robust ATT of the World Council of Churches supports the central role that religious communities from 27 countries are playing. Read more.

Enclosed is the February 2012 digital version of Comboni JPIC Newsletter (CJN). It is attached in four languages (EN English, IT Italian, ES Spanish and FR French) for your convenience.
Cindy Browne, Editor, CJN Newsletter
Fr. Jean Paul Pezzi, JPIC Office-NAP