Leaders of the Baptist Union, Methodist Church and United Reformed Church are concerned that the UK government has failed to live up to its commitments on disarmament and are pushing the government to make progress at the Non Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting in New York this week.
Armed drones pose “serious threats to humanity” and the “right to life” while setting “dangerous precedents in inter-state relations” says the Word Council of Churches.
Pope Francis called for a culture of fraternity to take us further down the pathway to peace, saying “I make my own the appeal of my predecessors for the non-proliferation of arms and for disarmament of all parties, beginning with nuclear and chemical weapons disarmament.” Catholic Church in England and Wales
Evidence to a Defence Committee inquiry on the UK’s use of Drones has been submitted by the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) of the Methodist Church, The United Reformed Church and the Baptist Union of Great Britain. It builds on the research previously undertaken for the Churches joint report Drones: Ethical Dilemmas in the Application of Military […]
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland produced a briefing in 2006 to add to the public debate on the future of the UK nuclear weapons programme. It does not promote a particular position or seek to represent the views of all member churches. CTBI – Trident UK Nuclear Weapons at a Crossroads