WCC and adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

April 3, 2013 Public comment on the adoption of the world’s first Arms Trade Treaty We give thanks to God for the adoption of the world’s first Arms Trade Treaty and for the efforts by a large majority of countries and many civil society groups to bring it into existence. The affirmative vote by 155 countries at the United Nations …

The World Council of Churches on the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons

Tasneem Jamal

The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2006 Volume 27 Issue 1 The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Geneva, September 13-16, 2005, speaks out on small arms and light weapons to affirm God’s vision of life in peace and fullness. We commend to citizens and authorities the establishment of good order in a culture of peace. We stand in solidarity …

Church Action on the Arms Trade

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor June 2001 Volume 22 Issue 2 An Ecumenical Conference on the Arms Trade, sponsored by the Christian Council of Sweden and the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation, was held in Gothenburg, Sweden at the time of the European Union Summit meeting, June 15-17, 2001. Ernie Regehr presented the opening address on the basic concerns and approaches …

Churches of Latin America Say “No” to Guns

Tasneem Jamal

The Ploughshares Monitor September 2000 Volume 21 Issue 3 The following is the statement of the “Ecumenical Consultation on Small Arms in Latin America,” which was sponsored by the World Council of Churches in collaboration with the Latin American Council of Churches and in partnership with Viva Rio of Rio de Janeiro, and held July 25-28, 2000, in Rio de Janeiro, …