Initiated by Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a partner of ICAN since 2007
Faith Communities Concerned About Nuclear Weapons Issues Joint Interfaith Statement on 75th Anniversary of Atomic Bombing
August 6, 2020
On August 6, the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), along with 189 organizations of different faith backgrounds, including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, and indigenous traditions, has signed a Joint Interfaith Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The statement affirms that “the presence of even one nuclear weapon violates the core principles of our different faith traditions and threatens the unimaginable destruction of everything we hold dear.” It lays out the environmental, health and economic consequences of a nuclear explosion and urges governments to ratify the TPNW. This is the twelfth such interfaith statement issued since 2014, supported by a growing number of faith groups. Read the statement here.