On the 22nd of January the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force, making nuclear weapons illegal under a UN Treaty for the first time.
Now let’s spread the word and push the UK government to sign up to the treaty. Listed below are some of the online events that will be taking place over the next ten days.
If you can just do one thing, sign the petition calling on the UK to sign and ratify the treaty. This takes less than 1 minute.
If you have a bit more time lobby your MP (virtually) to sign the Early Day Motion calling on the UK to sign the treaty. (Many, but not all Scottish MPs have signed the EDM already. You can find out here if your MP has signed.
Learn More about the TPNW
Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons’ Legal and Historic Importance.
CND and guest speakers.
Saturday 16 January. 5pm.
This is an opportunity to learn about the significance of the treaty so that you will have the information you need to be an advocate for it.
- Peter Kuznick, Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University.
- John Burroughs, Director of the United Nations Office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA).
Ring Bells to Announce the EIF!
Some Churches around the UK will be ringing bells on 22nd January to announce the good news that nuclear weapons are banned! You can help by inviting your church or faith community to ring bells.
Peace & Justice patron Bishop John Armes has invited Episcopal churches in the Edinburgh area to do this where possible given the Covid situation. Some churches will ring hand bells out on the street.
Get outside your own house and ring bells or bang on pots and pans at 12noon on 22nd of January to mark the occasion to let people on your street know about this historic event.
Get involved with ongoing local campaigning for nuclear disarmament. Edinburgh CND Meeting. Tuesday 13th January at 6pm. Click here to join by Zoom. On the agenda will be events in the week leading up to 22nd January.
Support Peace & Justice in the New year!
Peace & Justice is a partner in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons that led the effort to create the TPNW and bring about this historic moment. It’s just part of the work we do in Scotland to promote disarmament and a culture of peace.
If you’re not already a supporter why not make a New Years resolution to support Peace & Justice throughout 2021? Click here to find out how to become a supporter and help us build a world without weapons and war.