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Things to thank God for:

  • Lesotho becoming the 38th state to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty
  • Talks between Russia and the US on a new Strategic Arms Reduction (START) Treaty
  • Well attended Prayer Meetings on Zoom in June

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation – Ephesians 2:14
In June Lesotho became the 38th state to ratify the Ban Treaty, meaning it will come into force when 12 more states do so. A number of other states are on the cusp of completing the ratification including Ireland and Fiji. During a recent video to mark the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described nuclear proliferation as one of the “fundamental fragilities” which still needs to be addressed

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for Lesotho becoming the 38th state to join the Treaty
  • Thank God for those working behind the scenes in other states ahead of joining
  • Pray that Ireland, Fiji and others would ratify soon
  • Pray that the Treaty would enter into force as quickly as possible
  • Pray that the nuclear-armed states would engage with the Treaty

Global security situation
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all – 2 Thessalonians 3:16
In June North Korea knocked down a building near the border with South Korea that had been used for talks between the two states. At the same time an incident on the India/China border left troops dead. It was feared that either of these incidents could have quickly escalated into a conflict. The tensions come as Donald Trump continues to ponder a return to nuclear testing and the US military issued a tweet to say that launching a nuclear weapon was “safe and secure”.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for those working for peace around the world, especially in China, India and on the Korean Peninsula
  • Thank God that the situations in around the world did not escalate into conflict last month
  • Pray that those involved in decisions about nuclear testing in the US would refrain from restarting
  • Pray that people around the world would realise that there is nothing “safe and secure” about a nuclear weapon

Investments in nuclear weapons
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ – Romans 5:1
Christian CND is part of a group of faith groups, which has published a new report highlighting the investments of British financial institutions in companies involved in the production of nuclear weapons. Since publishing the report we have been able to have dialogue with companies and hope that this will continue, as well as engaging Christians in thinking about where their money is invested.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for faith groups coming together in this important work
  • Thank God for those who have taken action as a result of the report
  • Pray that many more would take action in the coming month
  • Thank God for the dialogue which has taken place so far with companies
  • Pray there would be more dialogue in the future
  • Pray that investment decisions would change as a result of this report

New START Treaty negotiations
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness – Galatians 5:22
The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, known as START, is set to expire at the start of 2021. The Treaty currently limits the number of nuclear weapons that can be deployed by Russia and the United States. There have been concerns that there wouldn’t even be talks on a new Treaty with Donald Trump insisting that China also join. However, in June talks started in Vienna between Russian and American officials with a view to negotiating a successor Treaty.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God that there have been successive START Treaties which have played their part in avoiding nuclear conflict
  • Thank God for the talks taking place in Vienna between the US and Russia
  • Pray for all those involved in the talks, including Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin
  • Pray that the talks would have a positive outcome and a new Treaty would enter into force

The work of Christian CND
All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children Isaiah 54:13
Christian CND continues to work and pray for a nuclear weapons-free world even while we cannot do as much as we would usually like. Our twice-monthly prayer meetings on Zoom have been very encouraging and in July we will be asking clergy and church leaders to sign a statement marking the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by calling for an end to the UK nuclear weapons programme.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the many Christians working for peace in the UK and elsewhere
  • Pray that many would sign our statement for Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days
  • Pray that our online prayer meetings would continue to be encouraging

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