Reformed churches asked to address nuclear technology concerns

A meeting of representatives of churches in northeast Asia has heard calls to include concerns about nuclear technology in church justice advocacy work.

The calls were made as delegates from member churches of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) in the region met to plan programme priorities for 2012.

In discussions dominated by environmental concerns, church delegates from Korea and Japan spoke strongly about the need for WCRC and other ecumenical organizations to take up issues of nuclear energy. Recalling major nuclear accidents in the world and especially the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant crisis, they reminded delegates that the world could be faced with a major catastrophe if “critical attention” is not paid to nuclear technology.


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