nuclear weapons

  • April 3, 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.

  • March 20, 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.

  • March 8, 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.

  • March 5, 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.

  • February 16, 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.

  • February 9, 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.

  • January 27, 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.

  • January 19, 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.

  • December 15, 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.

  • December 9, 2009

    Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives joined voices on 7 December, calling for moral leadership by all the world's faiths in helping mobilise for the effort to abolish nuclear weapons.