Category - nuclear disarmament

  • October 21, 2016

    Pax Christi International, together with the World Council of Churches and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, are working with one voice in their attempts to ensure global support in the UN General Assembly later this month to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations.

  • October 14, 2016

    Governments should capitalise on years of growing concern and negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons next year, the World Council of Churches said in an inter-religious call at the United Nations on 12 October.

  • August 5, 2016

    This year, 6 and 9 August mark the 71st anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two Japanese cities destroyed by atomic bombs with a combined death toll estimated at more than 225,000 people.

  • May 17, 2016

    When is the right time to ban a very bad thing? Nations have faced the question in banning slavery, torture, chemical weapons and more. Over one hundred governments and civil society organisations including the World Council of Churches are debating the question again at a UN working group on nuclear weapons.

  • May 16, 2016

    The UN Open-ended Working Group has completed its second session (13 May 2016) on working out how to bring in new treaties that could lead to multi-lateral disarmament. The UK government is boycotting this intergovernmental meeting.

  • August 10, 2015

    In a message commemorating the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to all who are striving to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

  • March 13, 2015

    Today (13 March 2015) 26 senior figures from various faith groups published a letter in The Times newspaper calling on the UK government to join with others “to develop a robust plan of action that will lead us to a world free of nuclear weapons”. Steve Hucklesby, Policy Adviser for the Joint Public Issues Team of the Free Churches, provides the background to this initiative.

  • December 20, 2014

    After the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons and two earlier conferences, 44 states present call for a ban on nuclear weapons.

  • July 9, 2014

    The World Council of Churches has recommended ways for churches to work to end nuclear dangers and respond to those affected by continuing nuclear tragedies.

  • July 2, 2014

    Quakers in Britain have expressed strong disagreement with the conclusion of the report published by the Trident Commission on 1 July which says the UK should retain its nuclear deterrent.