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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA CCADD
Title
Council on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament
Date(s)
1958-2005
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
56 boxes or 0.56m3

Context

Name of creator(s)

Council on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament

Administrative / Biographical history

The Council on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament was founded in the early 1960s as a response to the Cold War; it arose from the Institute of Strategic Studies, founded in 1957, and was intended to be a separate but parallel body for discussion of the ethical problems of nuclear deterrence. Originally called the 'Conference on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament', early members included Sir Anthony Buzzard, Sir Kenneth Grubb, Alan Booth, Sydney Bailey and the Bishop of Chichester, George Bell. To enforce the connection between the organisations Alastair Buchan, Director of the Institute of Strategic Studies, became the first CCADD Vice-President. The first CCADD conference was held at Lambeth Palace and Fulham Palace, London, in 1963. On 20 September 1965 it became incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, and shortly afterwards changed its name to the 'Council on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament'. During the 1960s CCADD became the advisory body on defence and disarmament to the British Council of Churches, and began to publish research and hold regular discussion meetings, as well as an annual international conference. Following the end of the Cold War in 1989, the CCADD has expanded its topics of concern to include humanitarian intervention, peacekeeping, the role of the UN, the arms trade, biological and chemical weapons, torture and terrorism. CCADD publishes a number of conference papers, reports, discussion papers and studies. Studies published since 1992 include: Retaliation: A Political and Strategic Option under Moral and Religious Scrutiny (Methodist Publishing House, 1992); Profit Without Honour? Ethics and the Arms Trade (Methodist Publishing House, 1992); Some Corner of a Foreign Field: Intervention and World Order (Macmillan, 1998); The Crescent and the Cross: Muslim and Christian Approaches to War and Peace (Macmillan, 1998); Demanding Peace: Christian Responses to War and Violence (SCM Press, 1999); Witnesses to Faith?: The Concept of Martyrdom in Christianity and Islam (Ashgate, 2005); Britain's Bomb: What Next? (SCM-Canterbury Press, 2006).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Brian Wicker, Chairman of CCADD, 2006; and Brenda Bailey, 2007.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to the development of CCADD, 1958-1964; minutes of meetings including executive committee meetings, executive sub-committee meetings, annual general meetings, management committee meetings, research group meetings, publications group meetings and regional group meetings, 1965-1994; correspondence and enquiries, 1963-2000; general administrative, membership and financial files, 1964-2003; papers relating to conferences and seminars, 1963-2003, including audio recordings for 1964 and 1967; research, correspondence, drafts and publicity for publications including The Ethics of Nuclear Deterrence (1982), The Strategic Defence Initiative: New Hope or New Peril (1985-1986), Retaliation - a political and strategic option under moral and religious scrutiny (1989-1990), Some Corner of a Foreign Field: Intervention and World Order (1997), The Crescent and the Cross: Muslim and Christian Approaches to War and Peace (1990-1998), Demanding Peace: Christian Responses to War and Violence (1999), Witnesses to Faith?: The Concept of Martyrdom in Christianity and Islam (2005); papers in connection with the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, 1976-1998; papers of Sydney Bailey, CCADD founding member, 1964-1998, including "Memorandum and Articles of Association of The Conference on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament Limited", 1965; papers relating to the Sydney Bailey Memorial Lecture and Thanksgiving Book Fund, 1997-2000; papers of the Working Group on Chemical and Biological Weapons Issues, 1995-1996; teaching materials for Peace Studies courses held at Fircroft College of Adult Education, Birmingham, 1990, and Bradford University, 1994; research into responses to the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, 1995, the arms trade, 1998, and to NATO enlargement, 1996-1998. Also papers and bulletins for related bodies, including: the Verification Technology Information Centre (VERTIC), 1994-1995; the Programme for Promoting Nuclear Non-Proliferation, 1994-1998; the Council for Arms Control, 1983-1998; the Churches Peace Forum 1993-1995; Pax Christi International, 1989; and the British-American Security Information Council (BASIC), 1992.

System of arrangement

56 boxes, arranged in sections as above.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

Box list available online and in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Publication note

'PAX: The History of a Catholic Peace Society in Britain 1936-1971', PhD by Valerie Flessati, University of Bradford, 1991, contains information about CCADD.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2007, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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Subjects

  • Ancient religions
  • Christianity
  • Civic education
  • Disarmament
  • Islam
  • Non-proliferation
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • Peace
  • Peace education
  • Religions
  • Social science education

Personal names

  • Bailey, Sydney, 1916-1995, peace campaigner

Corporate names

  • BASIC, British-American Security Information Council
  • Churches Peace Forum
  • Council for Arms Control
  • Council on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament
  • Council on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Pax Christi International
  • Programme for Promoting Nuclear Non-Proliferation
  • Sydney Bailey Memorial Lecture and Thanksgiving Book Fund
  • VERTIC, Verification Technology Information Centre

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