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...

May 30, 2018

Upcoming posts will include a series of interviews with key individuals on their support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons after the conclusion of the 2018 NPT PrepCom.

1. What was your motivation for getting involved in nuclear disarmament activities?

I came into nuclear weapons with a sense of justice and fairness and I wanted to do something that made the world better. Before, I had worked with some environmental organizations and then I learned more about nuclear weapons. I learned about the human rights impact of nuclear weapons, about what testing did to people, about...

March 3, 2016

Last year’s NPT Review Conference closed without bridging the chasm between the nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear-weapon states. It was deeply regrettable that no consensus was reached at this significant juncture marking the seventieth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Hope still remains, however, thanks to a number of important developments. These include: the growing number of countries endorsing the Humanitarian Pledge, a commitment to work together for the resolution of the nuclear arms issue; the adoption in December 2015 by the UN General Assembly of several ambit...

April 14, 2014

An interfaith symposium on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons was held at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC on April 24.

Over 100 participants from diverse faiths including Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions came together with peace activists and experts to identify common concerns and refresh their determination to rid the world of these inhuman weapons. At the symposium, representatives of 14 different faith groups adopted a joint statement pledging increased activism by religious communities toward nuclear weapons abolition. This statement was later presented...

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