Faslane anti-nuclear Easter peace witness hit by bad weather

By staff writers
March 23, 2013

The anti-nuclear weapons rally at Faslane nuclear base in Scotland will not go ahead today (Saturday 23 March 2013), due to snow, ice and dangerous conditions in the area.

The annual Easter Witness for Peace 2013 was to take place at the gate of the Trident base from 12 noon.

The peaceful rally, which includes an act of worship, is an opportunity for people of faith to meet together and to underline their belief that nuclear weapons are immoral and should not be maintained or renewed.

The speakers at this event were to have included the Rev Sally Fulton (who heads up Church and Society work in the Church of Scotland), Bishop Joe Toal (Roman Catholic Church), Bruce Kent (Vice President, CND, and a well-known peace campaigner of many years), the Rev Kathy Galloway (Head of Christian Aid Scotland), the Rev Peter Macdonald (leader of the Iona Community) and the Rev David Mumford (Dean of Brechin, Scottish Episcopal Church).

* Let Scotland lead the way on nuclear weapons, by Steven Griffiths: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/18218

* A Youtube video of the 2012 Easter Witness for Peace at Faslane: http://bit.ly/HHZrRk

* Scottish Clergy Against Nuclear Arms

* Scrap Trident Coalition

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