Faith leaders call on UK Government to sign Nuclear Ban Treaty
Following Sunday's presenting of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, leaders from all faiths across the UK have called on the British Government to affirm the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
The new treaty states that nuclear weapons, like chemical and biological weapons, are incompatible with international humanitarian law due to their indiscriminate effect. It presents a challenge to nuclear states that continue to rely on the threat of mass destruction in their foreign policy and security strategies.
The treaty seeks to reinvigorate multilateral disarmament and achieve a path to zero nuclear weapons. Signatories include Dr Rowan Williams and Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Great Britain.
Five churches: the Baptist Union, the Methodist Church, the Church of Scotland, the United Reformed Church and the Quakers are also calling on the public to join the campaign, with an online photopetition and the release of an animation for distribution on social media. Click here to watch it.
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