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 weapons around the world. Sadly, 75 years on, that goal has yet to be met, and many nuclear-armed states, including the United Kingdom, are currently pursuing upgrades to their nuclear arsenals, spending hundreds of billions of pounds in the process.
As Christians we reject nuclear weapons. We believe that their capacity to indiscriminately kill millions of our brothers and sisters, and to catastrophically destroy God’s creation, makes them contrary to the teaching of Jesus Christ. Recent events have shown that the global community must work together to overcome the challenges facing us in the 21st century. We must speak out and call for action to ensure that the horrific events witnessed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are never repeated.
We call on the UK government to make every effort to engage in meaningful international disarmament, most importantly by committing to the cancellation of the current programme to replace Trident.
NFPB will be hosting an online Meeting for Worship at 3:30pm on 6th August. Please contact us if you would like to attend.
See also information about resources and events across the UK via the the Network of Christian Peace Organisations