On Saturday 30 June Christian CND joined a Praying for Peace event at All Saints Church in Loughborough. The event brought together Christians from a range of denominations and backgrounds to hear about the work of Christian CND and seek God to bring peace around the world.
During the Service Christian CND Executive member Caroline Gilbert spoke about the upcoming debate at the Church of England General Synod on the ethics of nuclear weapons. Prayers were offered for those taking part in the debate and for the United Nations Ban Treaty, which has the support of 122 nations.
Christian CND Co-Chair Martin Tiller spoke about the international situation. He highlighted that Vietnam, once a nation synonymous with war and suffering, has now completed the ratification of the Ban Treaty and is now a leading force for peace in the world. Martin also spoke about the situation on the Korean Peninsula, where progress seems to have been made during the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-UN, but there is clearly still a long way to go.
The meeting ended with prayers for North Korea and the Iran nuclear deal, which has been successful in stopping Iran developing a nuclear weapon, but has been put in jeopardy by the decision of the United States to withdraw.
The event followed a successful Christian CND Extraordinary General Meeting where a new constitution was adopted.
If you would be interested in holding an event like this in your local church, please contact Christian CND and we can provide all the resources you need and even a speaker if that would be useful.
We can only put on events like this thanks to the support of Christians who share our vision for the world free of nuclear weapons. You can become a member of Christian CND today or make a donation to help us continue our work.