The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons passes into legal force

At #InvestingInChange we’re celebrating today, because the UN’s Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (#TPNW) is passing into legal force! The Treaty prohibits nations from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, or allowing nuclear weapons to be stationed on their territory. It also prohibits them fromContinue reading “The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons passes into legal force”

#InvestingInChange and the House of Lords

In today’s sitting of the House of Lords, Baroness Sue Miller took advantage of a question posed by the Bishop of Coventry on the imminent passing into legal force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to draw attention to the vital need for banks and pension providers to reconsider their investment policyContinue reading “#InvestingInChange and the House of Lords”

No safe hands for unsafe weapons

In recent days, a flood of social media platforms have suspended Donald Trump’s accounts – either temporarily or permanently. The reason? The President of the United States is deemed too dangerous to Tweet. After the deadly attempted coup on the Capitol last week with Trump supporters storming the building, Twitter deemed that there was aContinue reading “No safe hands for unsafe weapons”

Church leaders’ briefing on the TPNW

Members of the Nuclear Weapons Financing Research Group have briefed Christian leaders on the implications of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which will come into legal force on Friday 22nd January. The events, hosted by the Network of Christian Peace Organisations brought together leaders from a range of denominations to hear about theContinue reading “Church leaders’ briefing on the TPNW”

‘Toward Our Shared Future: Constructing an Era of Human Solidarity’

Robert Harrap, Director of Buddhist organisation SGI-UK, gave a talk on Tuesday 1st December in an online event hosted by members in Cornwall. The talk introduced this year’s peace proposal written to the United Nations by Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda, who has since 1983 used these annual statements to urge steps towards nuclear weapons disarmament.Continue reading “‘Toward Our Shared Future: Constructing an Era of Human Solidarity’”

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the House of Lords

Last week, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons made it into the House of Lords when Baroness Sue Miller asked a question about the UK Government’s support of the Treaty. The Government reiterated its commitment to a long-term goal of nuclear disarmament, but also stated that they would be maintaining Trident as longContinue reading “The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the House of Lords”

The Bishop of Colchester writes in the Church Times on the UN’s new anti-nuclear treaty

Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester, explains why Anglican bishops are pressuring the UK Government to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in a sign-on letter, and what we can do about it. #InvestingInChange got a shout out in the article: There is one simple, practical thing that individuals and churches can doContinue reading “The Bishop of Colchester writes in the Church Times on the UN’s new anti-nuclear treaty”