Peace and Security - Resources
Britain's Independent Nuclear Deterrent
Should the possession of an independent nuclear deterrent be a temporary or a permanent feature of Britain's strategic capabilities? Can those states and non-state actors that threaten UK security actually be deterred from undertaking acts of aggression by either existing or new approaches to nuclear deterrence? These are some of the questions that the Church addressed in its 2007 submission to the Government's White Paper on The Future of the UK's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent. This submission was subsequently debated by the General Synod in February 2007.
Peacemaking in a Post 9/11 Age
For the decade after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the foreign and security policies of the United States of America and its allies were dominated by countering the threat of terrorism. This led them into military adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq. In Countering Terrorism: Power, Violence and Democracy Post 9/11 the House of Bishops examine the following issues: terrorism; international order and American power; political reform and the Middle East. The Bishops proposed 13 Christian principles for addressing "a world chacterised by power and violence." This report and its findings have helped shape the Church's response to events post 9/11. Read the press release