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Jan10ThuCanadian faith leaders issue joint statement on United Nations treaty. January 10, 2019 by Kristin Ostensen
Representatives of the 26 member denominations of The Canadian Council of Churches have submitted a letter to the Government of Canada, urging the government to support the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This council includes The Salvation Army, and the letter was signed by Commissioner Susan McMillan, territorial commander, Canada and Bermuda Territory.
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The letter states, "Our call for the elimination of nuclear weapons is rooted in our belief that the Earth is God’s and that all that is in it is under both God’s love and judgment.
"Nuclear arsenals cannot defend against attack nor protect humanity or any part of God’s Creation. We believe that to rely on nuclear weapons, to threaten nuclear attack as a foundation for security is ineffective and ethically problematic. Peace needs to be based on justice and on building mutual respect between nations and Peoples."
Read the full text of the letter in English; in French.