Bruce Kent is one of Britain’s most prominent and internationally acknowledged peace campaigners. For many years best-known to the British public as Monsignor Bruce Kent, he served as chair of CND from 1977-79 and 1987-90, and General Secretary of CND from 1979-85. During these years, he led CND through its most crucial phase – the struggle against cruise missiles – and steered it through tumultuous times. Commenting on the membership explosion of that time, he said: ‘By the end of 1980 we were in new offices, themselves soon becoming too small. New memberships poured in by the hundred every week. The graph which we had on the wall outgrew the wall and had to be taken across the ceiling.’

Eventually leaving the priesthood, Bruce continues to champion a range of progressive and humanitarian causes and is a tower of strength and wisdom across our movements.

He is now a vice-president of CND.

What is 60 faces of CND?
2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.

CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Incredible people have shaped our history,
our present and will continue to inspire in the future.

Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
60 people who represent all the millions of people
who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades
and have made our organisation so remarkable.

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