Faith-based & Other NGOs Look Forward to Entry into Force of the Nuclear Ban Treaty

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15.11.2020-IDN InDepthNews

Faith-based & Other NGOs Look Forward to Entry into Force of the Nuclear Ban Treaty
(Image by Albin Hillert / WCC, 2017)

By Ramesh Jaura

When she learned that the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reached the 50 states parties required for its entry into force,Setsuko Thurlowsaid: “I was not able to stand. I remained in my chair and put my head in my hands, and I cried tears of joy. … I found myself speaking with the spirits of hundreds of thousands of people who lost their lives in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I was immediately in conversation with these beloved souls. …I was reporting to the dead, sharing this good news first with them, because they paid the ultimate price with their precious lives.”

Setsuko Thurlow is a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and long-time campaigner for nuclear weapons abolition. “I have a tremendous sense of accomplishment and fulfilment, a…

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