Dis/armament policy

In consequence of its fundamentally critical position towards violence the Church, for a long time, has been calling for a consequent disarmament policy. Even though the provision of military assets in the longer term will be necessary in view of the current global political situation, it must be strictly ensured that the procurement and export of arms do not counteract the aim of minimizing violence. Consequent disarmament and arms control regimes are to be developed and strengthened.

The German Commission for Justice and Peace deals intensively with the growing importance of nuclear armament and with the resulting challenges for peace ethics and peace politics.

Publication „Die wachsende Bedeutung nuklearer Rüstung"

The expert group of the Joint Conference Church and Development (GKKE) works on issues concerning arms exports control and publishes an annual report on arms exports.

Arms Exports Report 2013