Ahimsa (a.k.a. nonviolence) means ‘not to injure’ and refers to a key virtue in Christianity, Jainism, Hinduism, etc. Ahimsa applies to all living beings, including animals. Regarding ahimsa, my main interests are the benefits of a vegeterian diet and the abolition of nuclear weapons. World leaders need to reject the dangerous notion that nuclear weapons enhance national security. Instead, they should base their policies on the understanding that these weapons are the greatest threat to our survival. Even a “limited” nuclear war would put 2 billion lives at risk because of disruptions to the climate. The US and Russia can join and provide leadership to the international movement for a treaty to prohibit these weapons.
Please call the President and your Senator/Representative. Please call on them to pass the Markey-Lieu Legislation, to prevent a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress.
10/13/17- My CNN Op-Ed
1/24/17- My interview in Metro
1/19/17 – Dr Ira Helfand’s CNN Op-ed
1/15/17- Ban ICBMs
12/24/16- What Would Reagan Do?
12/18/16- Meeting with Rep Capuano
5/4/2016- Nuclear battles in South Asia
11/15/2015- Docs and Nukes — Still a Live Issue