On March 23, 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, said this:
“The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. That is why today I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.”
SEE THIS ARTICLE about this: https://www.psr.org/blog/2020/04/23/un-secretary-general-calls-for-a-global-ceasefire/?emci=346b1ed8-7085-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&emdi=ad7b151a-8f89-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&ceid=135885
A number of peace organizations are calling for a GLOBAL GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT to pressure our national governments to join this GLOBAL CEASEFIRE movement! They include World Beyond War (www.worldbeyondwar.org) and Peace Action (www.peaceaction.org) and Code Pink (www.codepink.org) and Win Without War (www.winwithoutwar.org)
See these links:
SIGN THIS PETITION: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/global-ceasefire-now/?link_id=2&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-countryfull-default-your-country-can-be-part-of-the-global-ceasefire&email_referrer=email_765661&email_subject=countryfull-default-your-country-can-be-part-of-the-global-ceasefire
CODE PINK ASKS YOU TO SIGN THEIR PETITION ALSO, but I could not find it today on their website. This link might or might not work for you: https://www.codepink.org/ceasefire?utm_campaign=ceasefire_test_inactives_4&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink
SEE THIS RUNNING LIST OF DOZENS OF NATIONS COMMITTED TO THIS GLOBAL CEASEFIRE: https://worldbeyondwar.org/globalceasefire/?link_id=4&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-countryfull-default-your-country-can-be-part-of-the-global-ceasefire&email_referrer=email_765661&email_subject=countryfull-default-your-country-can-be-part-of-the-global-ceasefire
Peace Action (www.peaceaction.org) says:
COVID-19 has shown in sharp contrast how badly screwed up our national security priorities are. As the Center for Global Development points out, the Pentagon is “a woefully insufficient, inefficient, and expensive tool to combat a pandemic. What is needed most right now are scientists and medical workers collaborating across countries.”
A global ceasefire would allow scientists, medical workers, and humanitarians to reach populations that are most vulnerable to the threat of COVID-19. The same people most devastated by hostility and wars–women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized, displaced and refugees–are also the most likely to suffer devastating losses to this pandemic.
For information about peace, nuclear weapons, nonviolence, and more, see various issue categories on my blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org
Also, I invite you to contact me so you and your organizations and faith communities can join the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Glen Anderson (360) 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org