28 October 2022
Faslane Peace Witness Saturday, 29 October, 1pm North Gate, Faslane
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland’s Justice & Peace Commission, together with Scottish Christians Against Nuclear Arms (SCANA) and the Church of Scotland will hold a Faslane Peace Witness demonstration on Saturday 29 October at 1pm.
Supporters will gather at the North Gate at Faslane where Fr David Stewart will lead a short service in front of the gates of the submarine base.
They’ll be there with a “peace, not bombs” message for the nation.
The Archbishop of Glasgow, Archbishop William Nolan and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, will address the demonstration.
Fr David Stewart said: “Weapons of mass destruction, have no place here or anywhere in our Common Home. We feel sure that the doctrine of deterrence, of terror, of mutually-assured destruction, cannot ever be compatible with the dream of God the Creator for this world and all the people in it.”
The Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, said: “From a Christian perspective, as followers of Jesus Christ, he instructed us to be peacemakers and not bomb makers.
“Do we really want to boast of or maintain such weaponry? How in God’s name can we hold such a position?
“Indeed, will God not one day judge us for condoning even the existence of such weapons of mass destruction and terror.”