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Things to thank God for:

  • Fiji and Botswana ratifying the Ban Treaty taking the number to 40
  • South Sudan signing the Treaty, becoming the 82nd state to do so
  • Christian leaders signing the Christian CND statement on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Well attended Christian CND Prayer Meetings on Zoom in July
  • A new statement from the Catholic Bishops in Great Britain on nuclear weapons

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord – Hebrews 12:14
Two more states ratified the Treaty in July, with Fiji and Botswana taking the total number of ratifications to 40. This means just ten further ratifications are needed before the Treaty will enter into force. South Sudan also signed the Treaty in July,
becoming the 82nd state to do so. It is hoped that more states will ratify the Treaty in the coming weeks and that the entry into force could be in early 2021.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for Fiji and Botswana ratifying the Treaty
  • Thank God for the role of the church in Fiji’s decision
  • Thank God for Sudan signing the Treaty
  • Thank God for those working behind the scenes in other states ahead of joining
  • Pray that the Treaty would enter into force as quickly as possible
  • Pray that the nuclear-armed states would engage with the Treaty

Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid – John 14:27
August 6 marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, with the bombings of Nagasaki commemorated on August 9. More than 100,000 civilians were killed in the bombings and many more continue to live with the consequences of the bombings. Many events will be taking place to remember these events and recommit to working and praying for a world without nuclear weapons. Christian CND has been coordinating a statement from Church leaders calling for the UK to disarm its nuclear arsenal that has received support from across the denominations.

Please pray with us

  • Pray for those who continue to live with the consequences of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Thank God for the work of the survivors in campaigning against nuclear weapons
  • Thank God for the Christian leaders who have signed the statement coordinated by Christian CND
  • Pray that at this time of reflection Christians would be thinking about nuclear weapons in a new way

Global security situation
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful – Colossians 3:15
Tensions have continued to rise between China and the United States during July, with threats of military deployments. It has also been confirmed that the international community suspects North Korea has developed a viable nuclear weapon and Russia has stated it is developing hypersonic nuclear weapons.  These developments are all deeply concerning and highlight the need for the international community to work together for peace and cooperation

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for those working for peace around the world, especially in China, Russia and the United States
  • Pray that God would strengthen the peace movement and Christians to speak truth to power at this time
  • Pray for global leaders and decision makers to have the courage to seek peace and unity rather than division and war 

Please keep the Christian CND staff team and Exec in your prayers.