TAKE ACTION: Join efforts to support the Vatican conference on nuclear disarmament this weekend, 10-11 November
This weekend, Pax Christi International will be sending a delegation to the Vatican conference on nuclear disarmament, “Prospects for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament”. The conference is being held in Rome, 10-11 November 2017.
The delegation invites you to support the efforts of the conference in a variety of ways:
- Share the infographic (to the right) on your social media feeds
- Print copies of this PDF and share in your communities and churches this weekend
- Read the press release regarding the delegation
- Check out additional resources from Pax Christi UK
From the press release:
Pax Christi International is very pleased that the Vatican is organising a high-level international conference on disarmament in Rome on 10 and 11 of November 2017, which will specifically address the new UN treaty banning nuclear weapons. This conference, “Prospects for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament” will be a unique opportunity for civil society, church leaders, Vatican representatives, policy makers and others to discuss the next steps toward freeing the world of nuclear weapons as part of integral human development. Pax Christi International has been invited to the conference and will be present with a delegation.
This conference follows the already strong commitment shown by the Holy See in signing and ratifying the nuclear ban treaty on 20 September 2017, one of the first states to do so. When 50 states have ratified or acceded to it, the treaty will enter into force. Our movement, as a member of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), urges churches around the world to join the Vatican’s efforts by calling upon their governments to sign and ratify the new UN treaty.
Advocacy Priority: Nuclear weapons ban treaty