Welcoming the report this week UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer said: “As the Uniting Church, we encourage our Australian Government to sign and ratify the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as part of our contribution to global peace-making.”
“Such an action which moves us toward the elimination of all nuclear weapons is consistent with the call of Christ to work for peace and reconciliation.”
The report makes the case that the Treaty provides the key to ending disarmament deadlock in a time of increasing instability. The report Choosing Humanity is being launched in nine cities across Australia.
As well as the UCA, it features contributions from former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs, ACTU President Michele O’Neil, federal parliamentarians, faith groups and nuclear test survivors.