No to NATO – praying for peace

 

 

Christian CND gathered at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Tuesday 3 December to pray for peace around the world, ahead of joining a demonstration against NATO called by CND.

Among the world leaders attending the reception at Buckingham Palace were US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In addition to these nuclear-armed states, there are also others, including Turkey, which host US nuclear weapons as part of the NATO alliance.

NATO is an expansionist military alliance, which has been involved in wars throughout the last decade including in Afghanistan and Libya. In addition it is also a nuclear-armed alliance whose members have failed to engage with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, agreed by the United Nations in 2017.

Christian CND members prayed for the leaders taking part in the NATO summit, as well as for other nuclear-armed states around the world. We also prayed for the Ban Treaty, which currently has 34 ratifications and it is hoped will enter into force in 2020. With the UK General Election taking place in just ten days time we also prayed for politicians and leaders in our own nation, especially that they would be able to bring people together after the poll.

You can continue to pray with us throughout the month by using our Prayer Diary.