ACT

The Threat of Nuclear Weapons - Call to Action!  

This 11 Minute video gives a brief history of nuclear weapons & explains what we can all do to rid the world of this threat.

The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord

People have been working for many years to lessen and eliminate the nuclear threat. To mark the 75th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, political leaders along with interfaith, intercultural, and peace groups came together with VOICES for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons to put forward the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord. The Accord invites you to take one or more of the actions below to help reduce and eliminate the urgent risk of nuclear destruction. Click HERE to view the full Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord and its creators.

 

Here's what you can do if you are...

Young

Demand urgent governmental action before these weapons rob you and your children of a future. Nuclear catastrophe is NOT inevitable. Disarmament HAS happened, it CAN happen, and there are specific steps we can take to help make it happen. Young people are already key leaders in that effort. Check out the following examples of the impact our youth can make:

Green Hope Foundation 

1 Billion Youth Rising for Peace 

A Diplomat

Keep pounding away on the fulfillment of legal commitments, already contained in Treaties in force, that call for the reduction and elimination of the threat posed by these weapons.

 

  • Collaborate with your diplomatic colleagues to build consensus on nuclear disarmament.

  • Work to overcome differences and find a common agenda.

  • Promote the disarmament agenda in national and international forums.

  • Join with the diplomats from many countries who are already talking & working together forums outside of formal organizations.

  • Explore the Atomic Scientists Bulletin & the Global Security Institute websites for more information.

 

A Faith Leader

Pray, preach and prophesy to stop the nuclear end of the world. The threat of nuclear war is an assault on all of humanity, and it is inescapably a moral issue. 

  • Host a film screening of The Bomb, Yesterday and Tomorrow in your community. This film offers genuine hope concerning one of the most challenging moral issues of our time.

  • Explore the Reflect section of our website for Sermons, Statements from Faith & Interfaith Communities, Nuclear Prayers, & More!

  • Share these inspirational & informative videos/resources with your congregations. We have a wealth of them available on our Filmography and Bibliography pages.

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An Educator

  • Incorporate nuclear education into your curriculum.

  • Host a film screening. Check out some great suggestions for films on our Filmography page.

  • Take action around international days of peace: September 21,2021.

  • Take action around Earth Day: April 22, 2022.

  • Encourage your students to get involved by joining Youth Voices

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A Politician

  • Join parliamentarians & leaders worldwide who are working to stop the modernization & expansion of nuclear weapons.

  • Advance policies & legislation that reduces the threat of the use of the weapons, stops their spread and leads to their elimination. 

  • Parliamentarians play a vital role in bringing about change! Click HERE to learn how to become part of their global conversation.

  • Visit the Global Security Institute's website HERE.

  • Initiate and pass relevant legislation to take us further on the path towards disarmament.

  • Collaborate with other politicians across borders to build consensus on the urgency of nuclear disarmament and how it connects to the climate agenda. ​

  • Explore initiatives geared towards your political involvement: Mayors for Peace, Conspicuous Legislator, Supportive politicians & senators, International politician, and/or Global Zero.

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A Citizen

Join a nuclear weapons abolition group, march in the streets, write letters, pray fervently & demand that institutions stop investing in the nuclear weapon industry.

Citizens are critical in building momentum for change. There are many people like you all over the world who are determined to bring an end to the nuclear threat. Here are some of the many active civic organizations:

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A Scientist

Don’t be used by politicians who champion nuclear stockpiles, find solidarity in your ranks and reach across national boundaries to scientists in other countries.​ Concerned scientists are doing some of the most critical work for nuclear disarmament. 

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Bullet of Atomic Scientists

Environmental Scientist

An Environmentalist

Recognize that nuclear weapons are the immediate and ultimate climate change for all time. Climate change can bring about irreparable harm in thirty years; a nuclear catastrophe could destroy human life on the planet in thirty minutes. The world deeply needs the energy and the commitment of the world’s environmental community to address this profound threat to our environment and to life itself on the planet.

  • Include nuclear disarmament as part of your agenda for environmental events.

  • Educate others on how nuclear weapons can multiply the dangers of climate change.

  • Explore green initiatives that also focus on nuclear disarmament such as Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.

A Nation armed with Nuclear Weapons

Join with other nuclear nations to establish a joint enterprise committed to working for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Keep up to date with what is happening in your nation and in the world. A good way to do this is to subscribe to our newsletter as well as visiting the Atomic Reporters website, among other informative sites. You can find more educational resources under the Learn section of our website.

A vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision and a task are the hope of the world.

- Inscription on a church wall in Sussex, England c. 1730