At an interfaith commemoration service held today at the Friend's Meeting House in Central London, religious leaders from many faiths, including several Christian denominations, gathered to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The overriding message of the meeting was clear: 'Never Again'; the British faith leaders called on the international community to develop a robust plan of action designed to lead to a world that is free of nuclear weapons.
The Revd Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council said: "The use of and threat to use nuclear weapons are inherently evil. Security policies based on the threat of the use of nuclear weapons are immoral and ultimately self-defeating."
During the service Jehangir Sarosh, OBE, Director of Religions for Peace,read out a statement that has been signed by 26 faith leaders and to which others have since added their support online www.endnuclearweapons.org.uk.