House of Lords debate on Ban Treaty

On Tuesday 20 February in the House of Lords there was a short debate on the Nuclear Ban Treaty, which was agreed by the United Nations in July 2017. The debate arose from a question from Baroness Miller of Chiltern Doner who has been a long-standing campaigned for nuclear disarmament. Among the speakers in the

Open letter on Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Ahead of a debate in the House of Lords on Tuesday 20 February, Christian leaders and representatives have signed the statement below calling on the UK government to sign the Treaty. Successive UK governments have pledged their support for a world free of nuclear weapons. Today the House of Lords will discuss a United Nations

Ash Wednesday Witness

On Wednesday 14 February Christian CND joined Pax Christi and others for the annual Ash Wednesday Witness at the Ministry of Defence in London. The key message of the day was that the government must repent from the current position on nuclear weapons and engage with the United Nations Ban Treaty. Despite the awful weather

General Synod meeting on nuclear disarmament

Members of the Christian CND Executive attended a meeting at Church House on Saturday 10 February hosted by Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford. The title of the meeting was “Can Nuclear Weapons be Banned?” and looked to build on recent progress including the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Ahead of the

72nd Anniversary of UN resolution on nuclear weapons

January 24 marks the 72nd anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly passing it’s very first resolution. It was passed by consensus and established a commission of the UN Security Council to ensure ‘the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction.’ Since that time Christians around