News Item: Time is running out!
(Category: Press Release)
Posted by french
Friday 26 May 2017

Montreal, May 26, 2017 — In solidarity with ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons *), members of the Raelian Movement will be in several public places across Canada on May 27-28th weekend to invite passers-by to meditate with them, “One Minute for Peace**”. They will also invite the public to sign the petition, launched by ICAN, to ban all nuclear weapons around the world (www.icanw.org).

On December 23, 2016, the United Nations (UN) adopted a historic resolution (L41) for the opening of negotiations for an international treaty for the elimination of nuclear weapons. A few months later, last March, 70% of the member states present approved this resolution.

Surprisingly, the Canadian government voted against this UN proposal! Is it necessary to recall that there are about 16,000 atomic bombs in the world and that those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were firecrackers compared to the power of the current bombs? The use of only one of these atomic bombs would have catastrophic consequences for the future of all mankind!

How can Justin Trudeau’s government justify a vote against this UN resolution? Would our Prime Minister have forgotten an important part of his father’s legacy, which, during his years in power, encouraged dialogue and negotiations for a reduction of nuclear weapons and thus lessen the tensions caused by the cold war; an initiative that won him the Albert Einstein Peace Prize?

Fortunately there is still hope. We can still act for a world of peace by demanding that Justin Trudeau and his government change their position by the final vote that will take place on July 7, 2017, in New York! Of course, time is running out, but everything is still possible!

We must unite and act for the future of humanity, regardless of race, religion or nationality and whatever our differences may be. As RAEL, leader of the International Raelian Movement, said last month, “This is the last chance we have of saving mankind and we have only three months to do it.” raelpress.org

There is still time to act by unconditionally supporting this new legislation banning nuclear weapons at the UN vote.

*An international coalition of non-governmental organizations wishing to abolish nuclear weapons; www.icanw.org/
**initiative launched a few years ago by Rael: 1min4peace.org




This news item is from Raelian Press Site
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