"Catholic Bishops Pastoral on War, Armaments, and Peace"
The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association commends the National Conference of Catholic Bishops for its ground-breaking pastoral letter on "War, Armaments, and Peace" and, in particular, associates itself with the Bishops' declaration of the immorality of nuclear war and joins the Bishops in encouraging the United States "to take some independent initiatives, beyond those already taken, to reduce some of the gravest dangers (of nuclear war) and to encourage a constructive Society response." The Board notes that the Bishops define "independent initiatives" as "carefully chosen limited steps which the United States could take for a defined period with the Bishops that "certain risks are required today to help free the world from bondage to nuclear deterrence . . . ."