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  • Nuclear weapons abolition breakthrough

    Nuclear ban

    Treaty to ban nuclear weapons to come into force in January 2021 following 50th ratification — Resolution 1 of the United Nations General Assembly in January 1946 was about setting up a commission ‘to deal with the problems raised by the discovery of atomic energy’, whose terms of reference ask it to establish proposals ‘for … Read more

  • NFPB support for Christian CND Statement on the anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

    We have been pleased to sign up to and support this statement, which can also be found – with the full list of signatories – on the CCND website Shortly after the bombings the international community came together at the United Nations to say “never again” and pledged to work for the elimination of nuclear … Read more

  • The same but very different

    NFPB’s meeting (that was to have been in Glasgow this month) took place online, with 25 Friends present during the morning from across the north, and a representative from Quaker Peace & Social Witness. Whilst smaller groupings of NFPB had met via video conference since March, this was the first of our representatives. Shorter than … Read more

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