Speaking to an assembly of protesters at Glasgow s George Square, 24th February, Cardinal O Brien will re-iterate the Catholic Church s opposition to the renewal of Trident.
As recently as November 2006 Cardinal O Brien made clear his principled opposition by saying that far from being weapons which keep peace, nuclear weapons in fact prevent peace and we, the UK and other nations of the world who possess such weapons, are therefore also a stumbling block to peace.
The National Secretary of Justice & Peace Scotland, Dr Richard McCready, stated: in the run up to the vote in the House of Commons in March I would urge everyone who is concerned about the possibility of renewing weapons of mass destruction to contact their MP. Nuclear weapons are immoral and we must use this opportunity to clearly state our case .
Also in attendance will be the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Alan McDonald, and the leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond MP.
The protest will be supporting Cardinal O Brien s world vision to grab the chance to be a nation of peace, to bury our belligerence, to beat our swords into ploughshares and to call on the world to follow our lead.
Bishops Conference of Scotland
Scottish Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
0141 221 1168
Saturday 24 February March & Rally, Glasgow
11.30am Assemble George Square
12 Noon March Commences
1 pm Rally George Square
Dr Richard McCready
Justice & Peace Scotland
65 Bath Street
Tel: 0141 3330238