ERIC Number: ED216980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Acceptable Risk? The Nuclear Age in the United States. Study/Action Guide [and] Companion to Study/Action Guide for Congregations and Religious Groups.
American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA. National Action/Research on the Military Industrial Complex.
A study-action guide and a companion guide are intended to help citizens explore some of the challenging dilemmas of U.S. nuclear policy. The two guides place strong emphasis on group discussion and participation as well as action citizens might want to take to bring about a non-nuclear world. The companion guide is intended for congregations and religious groups. Citizens first view a slide or filmstrip show entitled "Acceptable Risk?" which relates the perspectives of scientific, government, and military experts, as well as the stories of survivors of Hiroshima and the stories of those affected by the daily production of nuclear weapons and nuclear power. The first two sections of the study guide contain a checklist for showing the slide show and suggestions for follow-up discussion. The third section "Next Steps" outlines a variety of possibilities for education and action for groups and individuals concerned about the issues in the slide program. The third and major section of the guide provides a list of resources and groups concerned with issues discussed in the slide show. The publication concludes with a listing of American Friends Service Committee offices and instructions for showing the slide program. The guide for congregations and religious groups contains statements concerning nuclear warfare issued by different religious groups. Also included in this guide are suggestions for follow-up discussions to the slide program ideas for action, liturgical suggestions, and lists of resources for education and action. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Action, Disarmament, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Nuclear Warfare, Organizations (Groups), Public Affairs Education, Religious Organizations, Resource Materials, Social Action, Teaching Guides, World Problems
American Friends Service Committee, National Action/Research on the Military Industrial Complex, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Study/Action Guide $2.50, Companion to the Guide, $2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA. National Action/Research on the Military Industrial Complex.
Note: This research is made possible in part by a grant from the Film Fund. Accompanying audiovisual materials are available in slideshow or filmstrip form from NARMIC.