Ash Wednesday Witness 2021

On Wednesday 17 February more than 150 people gathered on Zoom for the annual Ash Wednesday Witness and Resistance hosted by Christian CND and Pax Christi. The event usually takes place outside the Ministry of Defence in London, the first time in 35 years that this hasn’t been able to happen.During the service there were

Doomsday clock stays at 100 seconds to midnight

The Doomsday Clock remains unchanged at 100 seconds to minute, the closest it has ever mean, in what the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists called a “Covid wake-up call”. At the start of the last decade the symbolic clock, which shows how close humanity is is an extinction level event, was at six minutes to midnight.

Cambodia ratifies the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Cambodia has become the 52nd state to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, after officially ratifying the Treaty at the United Nations in New York on Friday 22nd January. A further 35 states have signed the Treaty and are currently undertaking their own domestic processes ahead of ratifying. It was a fitting

Bishop of Coventry raises TPNW in House of Lords

The Bishop of Coventry, Christopher Cocksworth, has called on the government to engage with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons during an exchange in the House of Lords this week. The Treaty, which has now come into legal force and bans nuclear weapons under international law in the same way as chemical and

Nuclear weapons are now illegal!

Friday 22nd January is an historic day, after decades of campaigning and praying and many years of negations the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has entered into force and nuclear weapons are now illegal under international law. Such a Treaty has been a vision shared by many since the horrific bombings of Hiroshima