Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons | Western Friend

Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting unites with Honolulu and San Francisco Friends Meetings in their support of the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  

Supported by a majority of the world’s nations, the Treaty is a fitting international effort in response to the 75th anniversary of the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The process of signing and ratification is active. As of September 30, 2020, 84 nations have signed; 46 nations have ratified.

The US currently has backed away from its former commitments to nuclear non-proliferation and reducing its nuclear arsenal. Britain Yearly Meeting’s Meeting for Sufferings stated in 1955 that “to rely on the possession of nuclear weapons as a deterrent is faithless, to use them is a sin.”  US continued development and testing of new nuclear weapons are endangering life on earth.

Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons | Western Friend