More than six billion of the nearly seven billion people on our planet consider themselves to be part of a religion. A global Arms Trade Treaty is impossible without the cooperation of the world’s religious communities.
An effective Treaty, which serves to limit human suffering, is not only a moral responsibility, it is a religious duty.
The opportunity for us to help tackle the irresponsible sale or transfer of arms and ammunition, is an opportunity for all faith communities to practice what we preach about non-violence. That opportunity has now arrived.