We Must Believe in Peace

21 September 2009

On this the United Nations International Day of Peace, the Uniting Church offers its prayers for a world without nuclear weapons.

As we commemorate this day of peace, as well as the coinciding World Council of Churches’ International Day of Prayer for Peace, we acknowledge that we have not believed enough in the power of peace. We have placed our faith in the ownership of weapons and the idea of ‘deterrence’ to deliver security for the world’s people. However, we believe there can be no security while there are about 26,000 nuclear weapons in the world with a few thousand of these on hair trigger alert.