Bishop: Government ought to to be part of UN conference on disarmament

Posted: 20 February 2018

Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has called on the government to be part of the United Nations High-level Conference on Disarmament in May this year – or explain why not.

"If we are so convinced that nuclear weapons are so helpful in keeping peace in the world," he said, "what have we to fear from discussion with those who think differently?" 

Read the Bishop’s speech.    

Bishop Stephen was speaking on 20 February 2018 in the House of Lords Debate on the United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading to Their Total Elimination.

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