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.
Bishop David Chillingworth has been elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. In accepting, he said an open and secular society was one in which smaller churches could make a distinct and constructive contribution.
Catholic Bishop Peter Moran of Aberdeen is the latest church leader to appeal to Scotland’s Christians to write to their MPs in opposition to the planned renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system. Christian leaders across Britain are also calling for concerted debate and action.