General Synod notes with concern the lack of progress towards the elimination of nuclear weapons as required under the Nuclear NonProliferation treaty; and further notes that this is in direct contradiction to the unequivocal undertaking by all governments in the year 2000 to meet their obligations under the treaty, Synod therefore:
a) welcomes renewed church involvement in seeking to put pressure on governments to make nuclear disarmament a reality;
b) heeds the call of the World Council of Churches February 2006, urging churches to work to overcome the ignorance and complacency in society concerning the nuclear threat:
c) takes up the challenge issued to the churches by the WCC Assembly; and
d) requests the General Secretary to send a letter conveying this resolution to the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
Mr Thea Mackaay moved, Canon Roy Cleary seconding, 21 Oct 07