The Nation

United Methodist bishops gather in Morristown, N.J., this week to act on a proposed sweeping denunciation of nuclear weapons and the longtime U.S. policy of nuclear deterrence. "It is a crisis that threatens to assault not only the whole human family, but planet Earth itself, even while the arms race cruelly destroys millions of lives in conventional wars, repressive violence and massive poverty," the working draft says. Two years in the making, the revised document would constitute the strongest condemnation yet of nuclear arms by a major body of church overseers

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