Pax Christi USA meets with Vatican embassy to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the TPNW entry into force

Oct 9, 2022

Peace Church, a pillar of community and society in the domain of faith and beliefs, proudly announces the meeting between Pax Christi USA and the Vatican embassy to commemorate the momentous one-year anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entering into force. This historical event highlights our collective commitment towards peace, disarmament, and fostering a harmonious world devoid of nuclear threats.

Understanding the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, also known as the TPNW, is an international agreement adopted by the United Nations on July 7, 2017. It categorically prohibits the development, testing, production, stockpiling, stationing, transfer, use, and threat of use of nuclear weapons. With the entry into force on January 22, 2021, the treaty symbolizes a significant step towards achieving a world free from the dangers posed by nuclear armament.

Why Is the TPNW Anniversary Celebration with the Vatican embassy Significant?

Collaborating with the Vatican embassy for this anniversary celebration holds immense significance for Pax Christi USA and Peace Church. The Vatican, as a prominent religious institution, has long been an advocate for peace, justice, and disarmament. By joining hands with Pax Christi USA, an organization dedicated to promoting peace through nonviolence, this celebration aims to raise awareness about the importance of the TPNW within faith communities and beyond.

Promoting Peace and Disarmament

During the meeting, representatives from Pax Christi USA and the Vatican embassy will discuss the progress made in the first year since the TPNW's entry into force. They will emphasize the necessity of international cooperation and effort to implement this landmark treaty effectively. The celebration will also serve as a platform for sharing experiences, insights, and initiatives taken by organizations and individuals in our community to support the treaty and foster peace.

Commitment to Nuclear Disarmament

Peace Church and Pax Christi USA firmly believe that disarmament plays an essential role in achieving lasting peace and advancing our society. By highlighting the impact of the TPNW, we hope to inspire individuals, communities, and governments to take tangible steps to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons worldwide. This celebration serves as a reminder of the urgent need to shift our focus towards dialogue, cooperation, and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Engaging the Community

As part of the TPNW anniversary celebration, Peace Church invites members of our community and society to join us in commemorating this significant milestone. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to learn more about the treaty, engage in peaceful discussions, and explore how they can contribute to the global disarmament efforts. Together, we can raise awareness, encourage dialogue, and foster a culture of peace within our community and beyond.


The meeting between Pax Christi USA and the Vatican embassy to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the TPNW's entry into force reflects our shared commitment to promoting peace, disarmament, and a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons. Peace Church is honored to host this event and invites everyone to be a part of this celebration in the spirit of unity, understanding, and working towards a safer and more peaceful future for all.