Arms Control and Militarism

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February 1, 2019

By: The Office of Government Relations

Today the U.S. government announced it will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The INF Treaty was signed more than 30 years ago, and it is the only remaining arms control agreement from the Cold War. The Administration’s decision begins the process...

August 4, 2010

The World Council of Churches has reaffirmed the vision of a world without nuclear weapons, in marking the anniversary of the atomic bombing in 1945 of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.

"Sixty-five years on, nuclear bombs still threaten humanity and deny a lasting peace," WCC general...

May 1, 2010

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was among religious leaders and activists gathered in New York May 2 at the Church Center for the United Nations for "For Peace and Human Needs Disarm Now!" -- an interfaith convocation for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

"It's a very...

April 29, 2010

Religious leaders and peace activists will gather in New York May 2 at 12 noon at the Church Center for the United Nations for an interfaith convocation to call for nuclear disarmament in advance of the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference May 3-28.

"We find common ground in...

March 30, 2010

South African and Swedish church leaders have reiterated grave concerns that a 10-year-old arms deal that involved Sweden with South Africa threatens the fledgling African democracy.

The deal to sell armaments to South Africa also involved other European and Western nations such as...

March 29, 2010

African religious leaders meeting in the Rwandan capital of Kigali have called on their governments to support calls for a strong and comprehensive treaty against arms trading so that funds can be redirected into development.

After their March 23-25 meeting, Christian, Hindu and Muslim...

October 22, 2009

You may have heard of land mines but not of cluster bombs. Instead of being placed in the ground, cluster bombs are containers filed with smaller bombs that are dropped from the air or fired from land or sea. They open in midair and the bomblets then spread over a large area, killing or...

June 3, 2009

A diverse group of U.S. Christian leaders has written to President Barack Obama following his historic June 4 speech in Cairo saying they stand ready to support "robust U.S. peacemaking efforts to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace."

Signed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori...

March 4, 2009

Anglican church leaders from the Sudan, Uganda and the north eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have sent a petition to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown appealing for his government's assistance in ending the brutal attacks by the so-called Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)....

February 10, 2009

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President: In early December, as half of the world’s governments signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo, a spokeswoman for your Transition Team...

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