Nuclear weapons are among the greatest existing threats facing our world. Faith and interfaith activists have been working for years to engage leaders around the world and challenge nations to adopt clear, concise, and timely disarmament plans. So, how can the interfaith movement accelerate peace to foster a world free of nuclear weapons?
At the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Parliament Ambassador Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, gathered global experts for a keynote program aiming to answer that question. The program “The Moral, Spiritual, Legal, Practical Response to Humanity’s Greatest Threat: Nuclear Weapons” was hosted on Monday, November 5th, 2018 and featured internationally recognized speakers including Roméo Dallaire, The Hon. Doug Roche, Kehkashan Basu, Bishop William Swing, and Audrey Kitagawa.
At the close of the 2018 Parliament in Toronto, the Parliament adopted a nuclear statement developed by Granoff, with the supportive consultations of our esteemed Parliament presenters former Canadian Prime Minister Right Honorable Kim Campbell, General Roméo Dallaire, Senator Douglas Roche, Parliament Chairperson Audrey Kitagawa, Bishop William Swing, and Kehkashan Basu. The statement was a passionate call to action titled, “Responding to the Unique Challenge of Nuclear Weapons” released in November of 2018.
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.