Knights of Colum­bus pass res­o­lu­tion to take crit­i­cal look at nu­clear power

The Southwest Booster - - OPINION -

Saskatchewan Bish­ops are call­ing for the prov­ince to take a crit­i­cal look at ura­nium min­ing and the pos­si­ble construction of a nu­clear power plant.

The Saskatchewan State Coun­cil of the Knights of Colum­bus is­sued a press release last month not­ing this ini­tia­tive was passed at their re­cent 87th an­nual meet­ing.

The res­o­lu­tion by the Saskatchewan Knights of Colum­bus was in re­sponse to a re­quest from the Bish­ops of the Ro­man Catholic and Ukrainian Catholic, Angli­can and Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran Churches. The Bish­ops are ask­ing their peo­ple to get more in­volved in the de­bate and to take a lead­er­ship role in their com­mu­ni­ties.

The church leaders note that ac­cord­ing to the Chris­tian be­lief, tech­nol­ogy and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, in­clud­ing min­ing and power gen­er­a­tion, must be sub­ject to crit­i­cal re­flec­tion in the light of the im­pact that such ac­tions have on the peo­ple and the en­vi­ron­ment now and in the fu­ture.

The Knights of Colum­bus is a Catholic fra­ter­nal Or­der with some 11,000 mem­bers in Saskatchewan. The or­ga­ni­za­tion held its 87th an­nual con­ven­tion in Saskatoon on April 17-19.

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