Statement on the 70th anniversary of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings

The Revd Steve Wild and Dr Jill Barber, President andVice-President of the Methodist Conference, have issued thefollowing statement in advance of the 70th anniversary of thebombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima:

"We remember with deep sorrow the hundreds of thousands ofpeople who died in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on thosetwo fateful days and in the months and years afterwards. Nuclearweapons are by their very nature devastating and indiscriminate.The construction and use of nuclear weapons is a deep shame and adenial of God's love for humanity and for all of creation. It isvital that our technological prowess be accompanied with a greatercommitment to the values of love, respect and restraint. Truewisdom should lead us to put in place a verifiable elimination ofall nuclear weapons."

Find resources for churches to use on Sunday 9 August here. 

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