Posts Tagged: disarmament

Cities Are Not Targets

  D.J. Tephabock of the Presbytery of West Virginia signs the Cities Are Not Targets petition during a tour of the United Nations. The United Nations has worked to eliminate nuclear weapons since it came into existence. One of the exhibits on the tour of the UN building focuses on this aspect of the UN’s… Read more »

New START Treaty to enter into effect

The lower and upper houses of the Russian parliament have ratified the New START Treaty which had already been ratified by the United States Senate. The new Russia-US nuclear disarmament treaty will enter into force on February 5 during an…

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Reviewing the NPT

From the United Nations: The 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will be held in May 2010 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The NPT is a landmark international…

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A breakthrough on nuclear weapons

The Associated Press reports that: “the U.S. and Russia have reached agreements for a historic new treaty to reduce the nuclear arsenals.” The treaty will require ratification in the United States Senate and would represent a significant step toward a…

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A new voice calls for ratification of CTBT

Ask your Senator to support the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Former Senator from Utah, Jake Garn is among the voices calling for the United States to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Others include George P. Shultz, William J….

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A World Free from Nuclear Weapons

On September 24, the U.N. Security Council, in a meeting chaired by by President Obama, took a huge step towards realizing the vision of a world free from nuclear weapons. The most powerful countries in the U.N. reaffirmed their commitment…

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Work for a world without nuclear weapons: Pray

A recent statement by the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches notes that we have entered a season of hope in the effort to abolish nuclear weapons. The statement closes with a prayer:God of all times and seasons,…

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WMD – We Must Disarm

The International Day of Peace, observed each year on 21 September, is a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. This year the Secretary-General is calling on governments and citizens to focus on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. On 13 June 2009,…

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North Korea, Iran, and Disarmament

Reflecting on North Korea, Iran, and Disarmament, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson notes that there are many questions about what is happening and what to do about it, particularly for those working for a world free of nuclear weapons. Wigg-Stevenson addresses two myths…

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A world without nukes

In a joint statement released after their recent meeting in London, President Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation and President Barack Obama of the United States of America addressed nuclear weapons. “As leaders of the two largest nuclear weapons states,…

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