International Treaties on Nuclear Weapons Should Be Strengthened

October 30, 2019 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “Evangelicals believe the Bible, and the Bible calls us to seek peace. Limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons and praying for reductions in nuclear weapons is rooted in the peace-priority of Scripture and makes common sense.” Other evangelical leaders expressed their support for stronger …

NAE, Catholic Bishops Support New START

September 2, 2019 ...

The treaty, which the U.S. Senate ratified in 2010, limits the number and types of nuclear weapons that Russia and the United States may deploy, and provides for inspection visits to verify treaty compliance.  Unless extended, the treaty will expire on February 4, 2021. The United States and Russia possess more than 90 percent of …

Avoiding Nuclear Catastrophe

January 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, NAE President Leith Anderson and Max Tegmark also discuss: What we know about the nuclear programs of other countries, including North Korea and Iran; What a “nuclear winter” is, as well as other implications of a nuclear incident; Whether reducing the number of nuclear weapons weakens nuclear deterrence; and Why Republican presidents …

Shut the Door on Nuclear Testing

August 26, 2016 ...

A quarter century ago, a popular movement in Soviet-controlled Kazakhstan forced Moscow’s communist regime to halt nuclear weapons testing at proving grounds in their homeland where more than 456 explosions had contaminated the land and its people. The last Soviet nuclear test was on August 29, 1991 — a day now celebrated each year as …

Reduce the Threat of Nuclear Catastrophe

May 4, 2016 ...

Nuclear weapons remain a real and urgent threat to humanity and our planet. If there is even a limited nuclear exchange, millions — if not billions — of people could perish, large swaths of the planet could be contaminated, and the global economy could collapse. As President Obama said in his historic April 2009 Prague …

Peace

December 21, 2012 ...

The administration should partner with Muslims against violent extremism, applying “faith-based diplomacy,” and should review human rights abuses related to the U.S. response. We must protect people from the threat of terrorism while respecting human rights both at home and abroad. U.S. foreign aid should be contingent on a country’s record of human rights. The …

Nuclear Weapons

January 1, 2011 ...

The world in 1986 was sharply divided between countries allied with either the United States or the Soviet Union. These two Cold War rivals possessed more than 65,000 nuclear warheads.[ii] Britain, France, China, India and Israel had also acquired nuclear weapons. The United States and the Soviet Union maintained many of their weapons on high …