Church of England bishops will call on Theresa May to surrender Britain's nuclear deterrent

Mail Online | 6/15/2018 | Steve Doughty for the Daily Mail
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The Church of England is to launch a fresh campaign for Britain to give up its nuclear weapons.

In a move approved by leading bishops, the Church is set to call for Theresa May to 'engage' with a treaty that would lead to a surrender of the nuclear deterrent.

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The push comes 35 years after a bid by Left-wing bishops to support unilateral disarmament was firmly rejected by the Church's parliament, the General Synod.

The call will be led at a Synod in York next month by a motion from the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell.

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It also has the support of leading clergy including the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

The motion will call on the Prime Minister to 'respond positively' to a UN treaty drawn up last year, which calls for all nations which...
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