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Scottish CND back Christian CND petition opposing Nuclear Weapons Church Service

Scottish CND have backed a petition organised by Christian CND protesting about a church service praising nuclear weapons scheduled for Westminster Abbey on Friday 3rd May 2019.

 

Arthur West, chair of Scottish CND said:

"We understand that a service of thanksgiving for Britain's nuclear weapons is being planned in early May at Westminster Abbey. In our view this is an unsuitable service to be housed at the Abbey. We support the view of our friends at Christian CND who view nuclear weapons as being out of step with Christian teaching."

Nuclear weapons have the power to kill on an indiscriminate basis. They also cost around £3 billion a year to maintain which is money that could be spent on church priorities such as combating poverty and homelessness.

Mr West revealed that as well as gathering signatures for the petition Scottish CND will be asking senior Church of Scotland leaders to sign a letter indicating opposition to the controversial service taking place.