WCC general secretary Konrad Raiser in a discussion at the 8th assembly on 4 December urged the Church of South India to speak up prophetically against the developing and testing of nuclear arms in India.
Encouraged by his words, the Christian Caimpaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CCND), which is attending the assembly, is< calling on all churches and church groups to endorse "The Abolition 2000 Statement".
It aims to "achieve by the year 2000 a signed agreement committing the world to the permanent elimination of nuclear weapons according to a fixed timetable".
"A secure and liveable world for our children and grandchildren and all future generations requires that we achieve a world free of nuclear weapons and redress the environmental degradation and human suffering that is the legacy of 50 years of nuclear weapons testing and production," a CCND statement said.
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