Faith Groups Issue Interfaith Statement Calling for Urgent Action towards Nuclear Ban

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 and Soka Gakkai International (SGI).

The statement reads: “As people of faith, we advocate for the right of all people to live in security and dignity; we seek to heed the commands of conscience and the call to justice; we are united in our determination to protect the vulnerable and to exercise the stewardship that will safeguard Earth for present and future generations.”

The statement and signatories can viewed here