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Communities of faith played a vital role during the negotiations for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, with the Holy Sea become one of the first states recognised by the UN to sign and ratify the treaty. Local Faith Leaders continue to provide a moral voice on the threat of using Weapons of Mass Destruction on civilian populations. On 15th November 2020, 29 Church of England Bishops signed as open letter calling on the UK Government to sign the treaty.

About the Pledge

This Pledge is a recognition of the crucial role played by faith communities in the negotiations for the United Nations Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). It represents a commitment by UK Faith Leaders to work to promote the signature and ratification of the Treaty by the UK Government.

Who can sign

Any person who is recognised by their faith community as playing a leadership role within their faith institution may sign the Pledge.

We the undersigned,
Warmly welcome the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 7 July 2017 as a significant step towards the realisation of a nuclear-weapon-free-world; Share the deep concern expressed in the preamble about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons and we recognise the consequent need to eliminate these inhumane and abhorrent weapons.

As faith leaders we pledge to make the moral case for the TPNW and to call on the UK government to sign and ratify this landmark treaty, as we consider the abolition of nuclear weapons to be a global public good of the highest order and an essential step to promote the security and well-being of all peoples.

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