May 7, 2019

On May 2, representatives of the Faith Communities Concerned about Nuclear Weapons met with Ambassador Mr. Syed Md Hasrin Syed Hussin of Malaysia, Chair of the third session of NPT Preparatory Committee, in New York, to hand over an interfaith statement for the conference. Among those who attended the meeting were Mr. Kimiaki Kawai, SGI Director for Peace and Human Right, Ms. Patricia Pulham, a member of the Executive Committee of the Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and Ms. Mary Yelenic, Pax Christi International NGO Representative to the UN and others.

Ambassador Syed Md Hasri...

May 2, 2019

On May 1, a diverse group of faith-based organizations and individuals committed to a nuclear-weapon-free world presented a joint statement at the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The statement was read by Emily Welty of World Council of Churches (WCC) on behalf of the group, “Faith Communities Concerned about Nuclear Weapons,” during the session for statements from civil society.

The statement has been endorsed by 53 groups and individuals of Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist affiliations...

October 18, 2018

On October 16, Faith Communities Concerned about Nuclear Weapons, a group of diverse faith-based organizations and individuals committed to nuclear weapons abolition, presented a joint statement on the occasion of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly First Committee in New York.

The statement was introduced by Bruce Knotts, President of the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, during a side event “To Safeguard Future Generations – Multi-Faith Responses To The Threat of Nuclear Weapons.”

The statement, endorsed by 14 groups and individuals from different faiths, including Chri...

April 26, 2018

On April 25, a group of diverse faith-based organizations and individuals delivered an interfaith statement as one of the civil society presentations during the second session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference at the UN Office at Geneva.

Hayley Ramsay-Jones of SGI read the joint statement on behalf of Faith Communities Concerned about Nuclear Weapons, highlighting the moral and ethical imperatives for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Signatories include 20 groups and individuals from different faiths, including Christian, Quaker, Muslim and Hindu traditions an...

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