Day of Prayer on the eve of the International day for Children as Victims of War
15th Annual Arms Trade day of Prayer, Trinity Sunday 3 June 2012
As Christians we are called to welcome children. Yet children are refugees, victims of war and want, child soldiers, victims of conflict and injustice, injured and killed by small arms and gun violence. This is not OK.
CAAT condemns the UK ministers who aimed to arm more despotic regimes this year, sending sales delegations to countries who use violent repression like Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and Nigeria. The UK promotes and sells weapons to countries with very poor human rights records, including Columbia, India, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
Our task as Christian peacemakers is to expose this rotten underbelly responsible each and every day for visiting yet more death and destruction upon the world - especially upon the children.
This was the theme of the Day of Prayer in 2012. If you would be interested in ordering a copy of the materials, please contact outreach(at)caat·org·uk.