RELIGION: KIRK WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Beautiful but menacing the nuclear submarine HMS Astute based at Faslane on the Gareloch. Picture by the Royal Navy

By Democrat reporter

The Very Rev Dr Susan Brown, Convener of the Faith Impact Forum of the Church of Scotland, said: “As people of faith, we share a belief that human life is precious and that the world around us is priceless.

“Nuclear weapons threaten to destroy the lives and planet which our faiths celebrate.

“We welcome the arrival of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which will allow us and future generations to enjoy a more peaceful world.

“We call on the UK Government to pursue constructive dialogue with the many governments who support this treaty, and to strive for a just and genuine peace.”

Dr Brown is the minister at Dornoch Cathedral in the Highlands and a former Moderator of the General Assembly.

Picture by Paul Campbell

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