WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee has been historically
involved in promoting social change and assisting economic development in El
Salvador and other areas in Central America; and
WHEREAS, the UUSC has made the UUA aware that widespread torture and
massacres in El Salvador and Guatemala by local government forces continue, in
apparent violation of human rights requirements mandated by the United States
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1983 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist
Association calls on the United States Congress to uphold its own human rights
requirements concerning United States foreign aid to Central America and
elsewhere by investigating whether the executive branch is in compliance with
said requirements; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That pending resolution of such serious compliance
issues, this Assembly urges an immediate end to United States government support
of the current regressive regimes of El Salvador and Guatemala and elsewhere and
urges an end to the United States Military Advisor Program in El Salvador, and
covert United States support and operations in the region; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly urges the UUA Washington Office
and individual members of the UU churches and fellowships to bring this
resolution to the attention of members of Congress and the President of the
United States; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That, in order to help effect substantial changes in
the U.S. foreign policy towards Central America, we, the 1983 General Assembly
of the Unitarian Universalist Association, support and encourage those societies
which give sanctuary to Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees and recommend to all
our societies a serious searching of conscience on this issue.
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