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Joint Interfaith Statement on the Entry into Force of the TPNW

On January 22, Faith Communities Concerned About Nuclear Weapons, to which the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is part of, released a joint interfaith statement welcoming the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). More than 170 organizations from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Islamic traditions, among others, endorsed the statement. The statement states “At a time when the world desperately needs fresh hope, the TPNW inspires us to continue to work to fully eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons, and to create conditions for peace, justice, and well-being.” It also urges all States to sign and ratify the TPNW, or work toward that end by joining the First Meeting of the States Parties planned to take place this year. The statement was concluded that we must act decisively to strengthen the power of the TPNW upon its entry into force, and to work for peace, cooperation, and common security at this historic moment. This is the thirteenth such interfaith statement issued since 2014.

You can see the full statement here.


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