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1961 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the settlement of international conflicts by war is inconsistent with our commitments under the charter of the United Nations and the prolongation of present tensions threatens mankind with annihilation; and

WHEREAS, weapons of mass destruction are inconsistent with our moral and religious principles; and

WHEREAS, the testing of nuclear weapons threatens mankind with disease and early death, and future generations with hereditary defects; and

WHEREAS, the continued production of armaments diverts energy and wealth from present human needs and postpones the rich future now within man's grasp;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association affirms its belief in total universal disarmament under controls and urges, as an initial step, that the United States Government proceed with sincere, conscientious and continuing negotiations for a treaty to effectively ban the development and testing of nuclear weapons.

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