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Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP, Sees Some Benefit to Disappointing Results of UN Disarmament Talks

September 9, 2022, New York, New York – Adrian Dominican Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP, Dominican Sisters Conference (DSC) representative at the United Nations, shares in the disappointment of UN Secretary-General António Guterres and of other Sisters representing their communities at the UN over the lack of progress in a recent UN nuclear disarmament meeting. The four-week meeting, which ended in late August, was unable to reach consensus about strengthening the 1978 Non-Proliferation Treaty. 

Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP

But Sister Durstyne saw a brighter side to the results of the meeting: it showcases the need to focus on nuclear disarmament as a critical issue, she said. "As religious and as women of faith, we have to believe that there is an alternative to this, and that alternative is nonviolence," she told the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report. 

Read the entire article – the opening of Global Sisters Report’s September 5, 2022, Monday Starter, written by Chris Herlinger and Dan Stockman.

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