Joint Statement of Faith Communities

The interfaith panel "Faiths United Against Nuclear Weapons: Kindling hope, mustering courage" issued a Joint Statement pledging to continue raising awareness of the unacceptable risks of nuclear weapons, to empower youth and to enter into dialogue within and between faith traditions to create a nuclear-weapon-free world. It reads in part:

"Nuclear weapons are tools of terror designed to wreak death and destruction on whole populations, nations, the Earth itself . . . Nuclear weapons are utterly incompatible with the values upheld by our respective faith traditions--the right of people to live in security and dignity; the commands of conscience and justice; the duty to protect the vulnerable and to exercise the stewardship that will safeguard the planet for future generations."