Nuclear Ban Treaty

Home » News » Nuclear Ban Treaty
Nuclear Ban Treaty

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.
For more information

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

the-connexion-magazine-issue-18
ajb

The Spring edtion of the Connexional Magazine is hereThe connexion is a free magazine about the life and work of the Methodist Church, bringing together inspirational stories from Methodist people who are passionate about sharing God's love to change lives.We grow into God's truth and path through sacrificial...

North West & Mann DLIM
ajb

https://methodist-news.org.uk/BVI-6TFU0-C03XYHRA78/cr.aspx.11(North West and Mann, April news...

Lent-Image-feature
ajb

Church community during the coronavirus pandemicWhile we are unable to physically meet or visit there are ways in which we can remain, or even strengthen our church communities.Staying in contact At a time of lockdown make sure you have ways of keeping in touch with your church community, including those without internet access.Live-streamed worshipYou could arrange collectively to...