The Treaty on the prohibition of NUCLEAR WEAPONS is the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons with the ultimate goal being their total elimination. It was signed on 20th Sept 2017 by 86 countries and is supported by Pope Francis and all mainline churches. So there is a will and an intelligence towards a better way for the world.

Unsurprisingly the 9 countries who have nuclear weapons did not sign, including USA and UK. The UK Catholic Bishops committed on 4th August 2020 to negotiate with UK Government towards signing the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty of 21st January 2021. There is huge worldwide support for this treaty. Not only has the UK Govt not signed it but they have just announced they will increase the 215 nuclear bombs we presently have to 260. From several different angles, this is madness. We’re in economic meltdown. We need these resources for our Health Service, increasingly under threat, and to alleviate the suffering of the poorest and most vulnerable in our society. It seems to identify the UK as world leaders when in fact we are increasingly insignificant.

The Gospels are clear. No Christian values support the use or even the possession of nuclear weapons.

Write to your MP. Dr James Davies. Write to our new AM when appointed, which should be soon. Other suggestions should follow