Monday 6th August 2018 marks the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima at the close of World War Two, the first of only two times that a nuclear weapon has been used during war. Earlier this year the UN approved the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which was signed by 122 countries, sadly the UK was not one of them.
This year’s anniversary is marked by the Church of England who have called on the UK Government to “respond positively” to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The URC alongside the Methodist and Baptist Churches have also made calls for the UK to sign up to the treaty through their Joint Public Issues Team.
“At the heart of the Christian faith is the incarnation of Christ through whom we can see God at work in our world. The challenge for Christians is to not only relate the gospel to personal transformation but to understand its implications for our relationships with others and thus peace cannot be detached from the gospel of peace. To a vast majority of our Church members it would seem implausible that nuclear weapons could ever be used in the context of a ‘just war’.” – Joint Public Issues Team
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