BOOK LAUNCH FUKUSHIMA: THE DEATH KNELL FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY?
2nd November 2012 - by Ellen Teague
The Columban Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Team has organised a book launch of Sean McDonagh’s FUKUSHIMA: THE DEATH KNELL FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY?
Thursday 22nd November 2012, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Heythrop College, University of London, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN
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Speaker – Author and Eco-theologian SEAN MCDONAGH ssc.
Chair – JOHN VIDAL, The Guardian’s Environment Editor.
A panel discussion will include BRUCE KENT, Vice-President of Pax Christi and of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
In his latest book, Columban priest Sean McDonagh focuses on the controversial issue of nuclear power, particularly the disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in March 2011. He says: “Although nuclear plants have been supplying energy in the context of ‘peaceful use’ to society until now, they have also released an enormous amount of radioactive waste such as plutonium. We are placing the custodial responsibility of these dangerous wastes on future generations for centuries to come. We must consider this matter to be an ethical issue.”
The formal session will be followed by refreshments.
RSVP by 19th November to Columban Justice and Peace Team,
JPICSSC@BTCONNECT.COM or 020 8202 2555.
Copies of the book will be available.
Photos of parishes in the vicinity of Fukushima will be on display.
Nearest tube station is High Street Kensington. See http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/
The event is organised by the Columban Missionary Society. Website: www.columbans.co.uk