Category - nuclear weapons

  • 4 Apr 2010

    Scotland’s church leaders have launched an Easter message challenging all political parties to scrap Trident nuclear weapons and redirect resources to meet social need.

  • 3 Apr 2010

    Christians have shared communion while participating in a blockade of the Faslane nuclear weapons base in Scotland. It formed part of a Europe-wide day of action.

  • 20 Mar 2010

    A speech about nuclear arms by the Prime Minister has been described as a “missed opportunity” after he failed to make specific commitments to cutting back the UK government’s nuclear arsenal.

  • 8 Mar 2010

    Now is the time for nations to commit to a world free of nuclear weapons, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, is telling political leaders today.

  • 5 Mar 2010

    Baroness Shirley Williams is urging government action on the proliferation of nuclear weapons as one of the greatest threats to the survival of humankind.

  • 16 Feb 2010

    Christians have joined with others to issue a “call to repentance” over nuclear weapons. They joined a mass protest at the Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment that saw the gates of the site brought to a virtual standstill.

  • 9 Feb 2010

    Four bishops will be amongst the protestors at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Aldermaston, Berkshire next week. Hundreds of people of many faiths and of none are preparing to blockade the site on Monday 15 February.

  • 27 Jan 2010

    Churches in Scotland have launched an initiative at Holyrood seeking to place the abolition of nuclear weapons and the scrapping of the Trident system at the heart of the forthcoming General Election campaign.

  • 19 Jan 2010

    For British politics, the defining moment of the last decade was on 15 February 2003, when over a million people marched through London to oppose the invasion of Iraq. But the war went ahead despite public opposition. This striking image illustrates two key aspects of the last decade – a government pursuing a thoroughly militaristic agenda, and a public resistant to going along with it.

  • 15 Dec 2009

    Employees of the arms company Lockheed Martin experienced a surprise seasonal visit when activists turned up in festive costume to sing “updated” carols. The singers focused on the company's role in making nuclear weapons.