The Muslim-Christian Initiative on the Nuclear Weapons Danger (MCI) was developed by the Islamic Society of North America and the Churches’ Center for Theology and Public Policy to enable Muslims and Christians in this nation to work to end the nuclear weapons danger.
This priority originated amid the recognition that chemical, biological and particularly nuclear weapons do not discriminate between combatants and non-combatants and inevitably destroy innocent human life, even as they destroy other forms of life such as animals and vegetation, cause irrevocable damage to the environment for many generations to come and cause human suffering and disease. ISNA and CCTPP firmly believe that, as Muslims and Christians, these weapons are contrary to our religious and ethical principles.
In May of 2005, Muslim and Christian scholars and leaders gathered to discuss what their religious traditions could offer to address the issue of nuclear arms danger. The meeting was convened through the combined efforts of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Managing the Atom Project of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Churches’ Center for Theology and Public Policy (CCTPP).
This historic meeting produced the “Statement Regarding Muslim-Christian Perspectives on the Nuclear Weapons Danger” and led ISNA and CCTPP to create the Muslim-Christian Initiative as an ongoing advocacy program.
MCI-NWD seeks to mobilize the moral and political power of Muslim and Christian communities to urge the United States to lead the way in dismantling the nuclear regime by reducing its own arsenal of nuclear weapons, giving incentives for other nations in the nuclear club to do to the same, and reinforcing the choice of non-nuclear states to refrain from producing weapons grade plutonium.
Click here to read more about MCI-NWD.
Click here for the full Statement Regarding Muslim-Christian Perspectives on the Nuclear Weapons Danger.
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