An Anglican priest with a strong commitment to social justice, Canon Collins became the first Chair of CND and steered it through its early years. In addition, he was also a member of the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, working with the Reverend Sidney Hinkes on anti-nuclear campaigns.

He held the office of canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, London for 33 years and was one of the founders of War on Want.

After his time as CND Chair, Canon Collins went on to play a major role in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. His life was one of remarkable commitment to progressive campaigning.

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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