Religious leaders and organizations have been key actors in the nuclear disarmament movement since its inception, emphasizing the moral and existential nature of the issue and offering the legitimacy of the numbers their faith communities represent. To many religious people, the threat and use of nuclear weapons is a violation of their core religious and ethical values, such as the sanctity of life, human dignity, and respect for nature.
Faced with a growing threat of nuclear war, what place does nuclear disarmament have on religious communities’ agendas, and how do they respond? Looking into the future, how will religious communities use their resources to stop the nuclear threat? How strong is the voice of religious leaders, and what power do they really have to make a difference?
Olav Fykse Tveit
Martin Lerstang Mikkelsen
Sigrid Rege Gårdsvoll