Churches and Trident

The Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland have published new materials on Trident. These include a bible study, a leaflet and a briefing. There is also a new handout - "Better off without Trident"  - from the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church   

Trident study for discussion groups
SCANA have drafted a study on Trident  for use by discussion groups.  This will be circulated by the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland for Lent 2012. 
Press release for Easter Witness

Representatives of Scottish churches will join an Easter Witness for Peace at the Faslane nuclear base (North Gate) at 12 noon on Saturday 16 April.

Church of Scotland criticises spending on Trident
Church leaders have called on the UK government to clarify its position on replacing the country's nuclear deterrent. The Rev Ian Galloway, convener of the Kirk's church and society council, said: "We are very concerned the Ministry of Defence appears to be committed to spending over £2 billion of our money on submarines to carry Trident before the official decision on whether or not to go ahead with it."

Life and Work Article
This was published in Life and Work to support the anti-Trident postcard campaign.
Discussion Ideas

Here are some ideas for discussion on the themes of Trident and Peacemaking.

Four-Fold Crisis

Nuclear weapons represent a Fourfold crisis…

  • Political – world divided between a few nuclear haves v many have-nots

  • Economic – the costliest items in any military arsenal.

  • Environmental – misuse of energy that threatens life on planet. 

  • Spiritual - nuclear weapons demand of their owners the opposite of what God wishes for humanity

From WCC Asia President Soritua Nababan (29 January 2009)
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