Statement on the 70th anniversary of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings
23 July 2015
The Revd Steve Wild and Dr Jill Barber, President and
Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, have issued the
following statement in advance of the 70th anniversary of the
bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima:
"We remember with deep sorrow the hundreds of thousands of
people who died in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on those
two fateful days and in the months and years afterwards. Nuclear
weapons are by their very nature devastating and indiscriminate.
The construction and use of nuclear weapons is a deep shame and a
denial of God's love for humanity and for all of creation. It is
vital that our technological prowess be accompanied with a greater
commitment to the values of love, respect and restraint. True
wisdom should lead us to put in place a verifiable elimination of
all nuclear weapons."
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