World Council of Churches Calls on NATO Leaders to Address Nuclear Policy (2)

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Follow-up letter to the leaders of NATO and of the European Union concerning NATO nuclear policy and its current strategic review from the councils that represent churches across the member states of NATO. World Council of Churches H.E. Mr Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO Secretary General H.E. Mr Fredrik Reinfeldt Prime Minister of Sweden Swedish Presidency of the European Union H.E. …

Statement of Hope in a Year of Opportunity: Seeking a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

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World Council of Churches, Central Committee 26 August – 2 September 2009 Geneva, Switzerland “The production and deployment as well as the use of nuclear weapons are a crime against humanity and must be condemned on ethical and theological grounds.” -William Thompson, Presbyterian Church USA, Vancouver Assembly, 1983 The international community is in a season of hope. Eminent world and …

Our Nuclear Ambivalence Must End

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Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record Canada had more than a front row seat at the dawn of the nuclear age. As part of the Manhattan Project, this country was a player in the bombings that destroyed Hiroshima 64 years ago today and Nagasaki three days later, providing both uranium and extensive scientific support for the first …

Hiroshima Day: Lose the nuclear ambivalence

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Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly Canada had more than a front row seat at the dawn of the nuclear age. As part of the Manhattan Project, this country was a player in the bombings that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki 64 years ago this week, providing both uranium and extensive scientific support for the first …

Rethinking NATO’s Strategic Concept: Building on the Emerging Nuclear Abolition Imperative

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Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2009 Volume 30 Issue 1 While Afghanistan will certainly dominate the talk at the 60th-anniversary summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization1 (NATO or the Alliance) in April, leaders are also scheduled to launch a process to review the Alliance’s Strategic Concept, a key element of which is a controversial and outdated nuclear doctrine. …

World Council of Churches Calls on NATO Leaders to Address Nuclear Policy

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Letter to the leaders of NATO and of the European Union concerning NATO nuclear policy and its current strategic review from the councils that represent churches across the member states of NATO. March 30, 2009 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Geneva, 30 March 2009 Dear Prime Minister, This letter comes to you, to the leaders of …

NATO’s Strategic Concept and the Emerging Nuclear Abolition Imperative

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 09-1 Author Ernie Regehr Even as NATO’s official strategic doctrine continues to describe nuclear weapons as “essential to peace,” the world is undergoing an extraordinary reawakening to the unique threats posed by nuclear weapons and the need to finally eliminate them. At the same time, the security community remains divided. While demands for an unambiguous commitment to nuclear abolition …

NATO Summit: A chance to kick the nuclear habit

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly While Afghanistan will certainly dominate the talk at the 60th anniversary NATO summit in April, leaders are also scheduled to launch a process to review the alliance’s Strategic Concept, a key element of which is a controversial and outdated nuclear doctrine. The Strategic Concept-the current version of which was …

Our Tactics in Afghanistan Must Change: Focus should be placed on entrenching peace, rather than on a hopeless counter-insurgency

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Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record The prime minister’s welcome appeal to bipartisan co-operation in reshaping the Canadian mission in Afghanistan offers a chance to pursue a national consensus that spans a broad political spectrum and is rooted in proven peace-building and counterinsurgency realities. The government’s new motion on the Afghanistan mission is a significant step toward …

Canada’s Defence Contribution to International Peace and Security

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Author Ernie Regehr Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs. Introduction Project Ploughshares is a peace centre of the Canadian Council of Churches and affiliated with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo. We are supported financially by 10,000 individual Canadians, as well as by grants …