Christian CND is deeply saddened to hear about the death of Bruce Kent last week shortly before his 93rd birthday. There have been many moving tributes paid to Bruce elsewhere, and everyone who ever met him, either in person or more recently on Zoom, will have their own memories and stories to tell.
Bruce was not only a man of deep conviction on his peace work but also in his Christian belief, the two being so intwined throughout his adult life. We send our love to his family, friends and colleagues throughout the peace movement. We remember them in our prayers.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.2 Corinthians 4:17-18
He was a wonderful support to everyone at Christian CND through the ups and downs of campaigning. Not only interested in latest political developments, but following closely what was happening in the church at home and overseas.
Bruce had recently agreed to be one of the first Christian CND Patrons – a scheme we will be launching later this year. While we will miss out on his representation and insight in that capacity, we will treasure the memories and times we shared together. We take comfort from the fact that he is now with Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.