Friday, June 06, 2008


The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) Christian Network is holding a day of prayer on Sunday 8 June 2008, as part of a week of action aimed at highlighting the deleterious impact of global weapons sales in a world of conflict and suffering. The specific aim of the week has been to put pressure on the British government to re-open the corruption enquiry into BAE Systems' Saudi links, following the landmark High Court ruling against the Serious Fraud Office's earlier decision to drop the investigation. CAAT played a key role in securing that judgment. I am particularl pleased to have been able to offer a message of support on behalf of Ekklesia. Back in the '70s and 80's I did a fair bit of research and writing on the arms trade and development, and I served on CAAT's national steering committee from 1976-1987.

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