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