Twenty-two faith leaders, among them Most Revd Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool and Bishop William Nolan, Bishop of Galloway and President of Justice & Peace Commission Scotland, have issued a statement to congratulate the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), recipients of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, and urge the UK Government to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. More here
Pax Christi British Section offers its congratulations to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) who received the Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday 10 December. Pax Christi International is a member of ICAN and Jasmin Nario Galace from Pax Christi Philippines, Susi Snyder from PAX Netherlands and Jonathan Frerichs from PCI will attended the ceremony in Oslo.
Sadly key states, including the UK, USA, China, Russia, have refused to ratify the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons – so individuals and churches need to maintain pressure no Governments to urge them to ratify and implement the Treaty. Pax Christi has written a joint letter to Gavin Williamson MP and Boris Johnson urging that they promote UK accession to the 2017 Treaty and take every necessary step to participate in future steps to implement the Treaty.
Resources to help you:
- ICAN Briefing for Faith communities
- Full text of address by Pope Francis at recent Vatican Conference on nuclear weapons