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Please join Christian CND in praying this month as we intercede for issues here and around the world. We believe God has the power to move in all these situations and that prayer goes hand in hand with our campaigning efforts. There are many things to be thankful for as well as issues we want to bring before God.

Things to thank God for:

  • The visit to London of the Bargn Nuri Community from South Korea
  • Paraguay completing ratification of the Ban Treaty
  • The apparent easing of tensions in the Middle East
  • The publicity for our cause given by the announcement that CND and other groups were placed on a watch-list by police
  • The new members who have joined Christian CND this year
  • Please also pray for long-standing Christian CND members Roger Lankester who is unwell, and his wife Beryl

Tensions with Iran
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything – James 1:2-4
Tensions between Iran and states involved in the Nuclear Deal have been rising for some time. The United States extra-judicial killing of Qasem Soleimani took the situation to a dangerous level, along with the retaliatory strike by the Iranians. Since then the Iranian regime has announced it enriching uranium in breach of the Nuclear Deal and the European states, including the UK have started the formal dispute process. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also said that the UK could walk away from the Deal in favour of a new one negotiated by Donald Trump.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God that this dangerous situation has not ignited in the past month
  • Pray for world leaders – that they would seek peace in this situation
  • Pray that the Iran Nuclear Deal would be saved through the dispute resolution initiated last month
  • Pray for ordinary Iranians and others living under the shadow of the threat of war

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good – Romans 12:9
Paraguay became the 35th state to ratify the Treaty, doing so in January. The Belgian parliament only narrowly voted again removing American nuclear weapons from the country and joining the Treaty. Christian CND is also preparing for our annual Embassies Walk in March, which we will be visiting diplomats from states that have signed but not yet ratified the Treaty.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the work of the UN on nuclear disarmament
  • Thank God for the states who have already ratified the Treaty
  • Thank God the states which have signed the Treaty and pray that they would complete ratification 
  • Pray that diplomats would respond positively to our invite to meet
  • Pray that February would see further signatures and ratifications of the Treaty

Visit from Bargn Nuri Community
You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and abiding word of God – 1 Peter 1:23
Christian CND and members of the Bargn Nuri Community had a fantastic day on Monday 27 January sharing stories about our work for peace and sharing the message of Jesus. Their work on the Korean Peninsula and in the wider region has inspired us to redouble our efforts for peace and nuclear disarmament in the UK and around the world. The Bargn Nuri members have since been to Geneva for a similar Conference at the United Nations with the World Council of Churches..

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the Bargn Nuri community and their work and witness for peace on the Korean Peninsula
  • Thank God for the day we shared and that so many were able to hear stories and be encouraged
  • Thank God for the chance to share time together and learn from each other
  • Pray that the rest of the Pilgrimage for Life and Peace would be successful and their travels would be safe
  • Pray that the relationship between Christian CND and Bargn Nuri would continue to build in the months and years ahead
  • Pray for the ultimate success of their mission to bring peace and disarmament to the entire Korean Peninsula

Church of England Synod
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future – Jeremiah 29:11
Church of England General Synod will take in London this month, with Christian CND having a stand in the exhibition area and a fringe meeting discussing the recent statements from Pope Francis on nuclear disarmament. The Synod passed a motion in 2018 in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and calling for the UK Government to “respond positively”.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the General Synod motion passed in 2018
  • Thank God that Christian CND has the opportunity to talk to those attending
  • Pray for fruitful discussions and a good attendance of our fringe meeting
  • Pray that the Church of England and wider Anglican Communion would be at the forefront of campaigning against nuclear weapons in the future.

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