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Establishment of the U.S. Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution

1983 General Resolution

WHEREAS, in recognition that peaceful conflict resolution is essential to the continuation of Life on Planet Earth, and that such concepts and skills can be learned; and

WHEREAS, the 1980 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association supported the concept of a National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution; and

WHEREAS, the report of the Commission on Proposals for the National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution was presented to the President of the United States and the Senate and House of Representatives on October 20, 1981; and

WHEREAS, the United States Academy of Peace has three major objectives:

  1. To perform and assist research about international peace and peace making;
  2. To educate and train, directly and indirectly, persons across the nation from government, private enterprise, and voluntary associations about international peace and peace making skills;
  3. To establish an information service in the field of peace learning; and

WHEREAS, bills to establish the National Academy of Peace will again be introduced in both houses of Congress;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1983 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association reaffirms its continuing commitment to the establishment of the National Academy of Peace and whatever other sound institutions and programs can be devised to rid ourselves, our communities and the world community of the tyranny of violence and the legacy of destruction which it brings; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly urges its appropriate UUA staff and member societies in the United States to familiarize themselves with the Peace Academy Commission's Report and the pending legislation in order to enable them to present to the President and the Congress an informed case for enacting legislation.

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