WCC webcast - Launch of new campaign guide for churches concerned about autonomous weapons systems

A World Council of Churches (WCC) webcast on 3 December will introduce a new campaign guide for churches concerned about autonomous weapons systems, also known as “killer robots”.

Image: Stop Killer Robots campaign

Image: Stop Killer Robots Campaign

The guide is designed to introduce churches to the issue of killer robots, and help raise awareness of the need for Christians to act to ensure decision-makers agree on a pre-emptive ban on the future development of such weapons.

As Governments prepare to meet at the UN in Geneva in December to consider the need for an international ban, speakers will be offering best practices and practical suggestions for how churches and other ecumenical partners can advocate on disarmament concerns.


Moderator: Dr Emily Welty, vice-moderator of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs

  • Isabelle Jones, campaign outreach manager for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
  • Rev. Kolade Fadahunsi, director of the Institute of Church and Society of the Christian Council of Nigeria
  • Bishop Michael Vorster, director of Ecumenical Affairs for the  Methodist Church of Southern Africa
  • Bishop Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry


Watch on Friday 3 December, 3 pm CET here