He offers a plan for nuclear disarmament and world peace fashioned by the Prince of Peace.
Following is the text of Billy Graham’s address, “The Christian Faith and Peace in a Nuclear Age,” which he gave in Moscow on May 11, at the world conference, “Religious Workers for Saving the Sacred Gift of Life from Nuclear Catastrophe.”
Your holiness Partriarch Pimen, Your Eminence Metropolitan Filaret, honorable representatives of the government of the USSR, esteemed delegates, observers, guests, and friends.
I am deeply honored and humbled by the gracious invitation of His Holiness Pimen, patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, and of the International Preparatory Committee and its chairman, His Eminence Metropolitan Filaret, to give this summary address on “The Christian Faith and Peace in a Nuclear Age” to this important world gathering of religious workers, following the panel discussion this morning on “The Responsibility of Religious Workers in preventing Nuclear Catastrophe.”
I recognize that we come to this conference from many different backgrounds—culturally, politically, and religiously. But in spite of many fundamental differences between us, we come together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and concern because we share at least two things in common.
First, regardless of our background, we are all members of the human race, and the problem we are dealing with is one that affects every human on this planet, no matter what his cultural or political or religious views may be.
Second, although we have various religious differences, we share a basic conviction about the sacredness of human life and the need for spiritual answers to the problems that confront humanity.
I speak to you today as a follower of Jesus Christ. I shall never ...1
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