WHEREAS, to relieve this fear and associated tensions and war, to improve the
climate for peace, and to release energy for the improvement of the human
condition throughout the world; and
WHEREAS, in recognition that peace is essential to the end of fear and that
peace must be learned, the Congress, in 1978, created the Commission on
Proposals for the National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution; and
WHEREAS, June 30, 1980 is the deadline for public comments to the above
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1980 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist
Association urge that an international policy be instituted to protect
individuals against the extreme abuses of their rights, examples of such
extremes being torture and harsh suppression of individual freedoms; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly urge the United States and Canada
to announce that each country recognizes that recognition of human rights is an
important requirement for international peace; that each country will support
human rights around the world whenever and wherever possible, including limited
withholding of aid from countries adjudged guilty of harsh abuse of human
rights, specifically that type of aid used in fear-inducing police operations
and other abuses of human rights; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly urge the United Nations to
recognize the relationship between human rights and tensions which lead to war
and revolution and to form an agency which reports upon and protects human
rights throughout the world; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly demand an end to all United States
government programs that train and support repressive regimes in other nations
such as El Salvador; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly supports the concept of
establishing a National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution.
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