The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Rev Dr Idris Jones, and Mrs Nancy Adams, convener of the SEC’s Church in Society Committee, have added their signatures to a letter encouraging all MPs to reject the renewal of Trident.
A Westminster debate is scheduled for today, Wednesday 14th March. Other signatories of the letter include the Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly, the Rt Rev Alan McDonald, and Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien, chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.
Bishop Idris said: “The Government has taken the unusual step of inviting comment on Trident – renew it or not. Faced with this stark question there can only be one answer and that is don’t do it!
“Don’t do it because where we have the possibility to act so as to reduce damage to the world we should take that chance; don’t do it because where we have the chance to show courage and moral leadership we should take it; don’t do it because using resources to improve education provision and health care is a better option.”
Full story: Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway.