Christian CND events

Zoom Prayer Meetings: We’ll be gathering together every month to pray for our nation and our world. Upcoming dates:
Monday 11 January @ noon
Thursday 21 January @ 8pm

Treaty on the prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into law

The Network of Christian Peace Organisations invites clergy and Christian leaders to a briefing on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons ahead of its entry into force. The Treaty was negotiated at the United Nations in 2017 and supported by 122 states. It will enter into legal force on 22 January 2021, banning nuclear weapons under international law.

The briefing is an opportunity to hear from Rebecca Johnson, one of the architects of the Treaty and founder member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. There will also be speakers discussing practical steps Christians in the UK can take to support the Treaty and a chance for discussion and sharing ideas. We are running the briefing twice to ensure the maximum number of people can participate. But it is vital to register in advance by clicking on one of the links below. Thursday 7th January 2021 8-9pm or Tuesday 12th January 2021 12-1pm.

On Friday 22 January we will be gathering to celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons with a short Thanksgiving Service hosted by the Network of Christian Peace Organisations. It will take place on Zoom at 11:30 and we hope to finish with bells ringing in celebration of nuclear weapons being banned. Click here for the Zoom link.

Ash Wednesday – 17 February: Christian CND and Pax Christi will be hosting a Zoom Witness for Ash Wednesday, replacing the usual event which takes place outside the Ministry of Defence in London. There will be an opportunity for reflection, prayer and actions. It’s a free event but registration is important so we can send you a pack for the day. Register here.

UK events

11 – 22 January: Nuclear ban week of action. CND is calling a period of action in the run-up to the TPNW entering into force and asking supporters to arrange a meeting with MPs between January 11th-22nd. https://cnduk.org/

16 January: How does the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons stand up legally? A CND webinar with Peter Kuznick, Professor of History and Founder/Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University; and John Burroughs, Senior Analyst and the former Executive Director of the New York-based Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP) and Director of the United Nations Office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA). 5 – 6pm. https://cnduk.org

17 January: Peace Sunday. Pax Christi is working on creative new ideas for these unusual times. Look out for details soon. https://paxchristi.org.uk/news-and-events/events-calendar/

24 January: London CND Conference: What now? Foreign Policy Under Biden. London CND’s annual conference explores Biden’s foreign policy and the role of Britain in this changing context. There will also be two breakout sessions – about making London a nuclear ban community, and on the military’s presence in British universities. 4 – 5.30pm. https://cnduk.org/

For UK peace events see: http://www.networkforpeace.org.uk

International Events

For more international events see:
International Peace Bureau
Reaching Critical Will (a project of Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom)
Friends Committee on National Legislation