Accelerating Peace for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

June 5, 2019

Nuclear weapons are among the greatest existing threats facing our world. Faith and interfaith activists have been working for years to engage leaders around the world and challenge nations to adopt clear, concise, and timely disarmament plans. So, how can the interfaith movement accelerate peace to foster a world free of nuclear weapons?

At the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Parliament Ambassador Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, gathered global experts for a keynote program aiming to answer that question. The program “The Moral, Spiritual, Legal, Practical Response to Humanity’s Greatest Threat: Nuclear Weapons” was hosted on Monday, November 5th, 2018 and featured internationally recognized speakers including Roméo Dallaire, The Hon. Doug Roche, Kehkashan Basu, Bishop William Swing, and Audrey Kitagawa.
Below, you can enjoy the recording of the program, available now on the Parliament YouTube channel.

At the close of the 2018 Parliament in Toronto, the Parliament adopted a nuclear statement developed by Granoff, with the supportive consultations of our esteemed Parliament presenters former Canadian Prime Minister Right Honorable Kim Campbell, General Roméo Dallaire, Senator Douglas Roche, Parliament Chairperson Audrey Kitagawa, Bishop William Swing, and Kehkashan Basu. The statement was a passionate call to action titled, “Responding to the Unique Challenge of Nuclear Weapons” released in November of 2018.

Close to eight months since the Parliament and the release of the statement, Jonathan Granoff is joining The United Religions Initiative (URI) for their upcoming Accelerate Peace: Interfaith Action in Global Peacebuilding conference. Granoff will be joined by Bishop William Swing, and Kehkashan Basu for the panel “Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons” on Wednesday, June 26th from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

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Land Acknowledgment

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