1981 Business Resolution

WHEREAS, recent General Assemblies of the Unitarian Universalist Association have passed resolutions calling for a reduction of United States arms sales and transfers to countries who violate basic human rights such as "Human Rights in El Salvador" in 1977 and "Sharing in the New Call to Peacemaking" in 1979; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly in 1980 passed "Human Rights and War" which called on Unitarian Universalists to work to end United States and Canadian military aid to governments that violate human rights, such as the government in El Salvador; and

WHEREAS, the situation in El Salvador in 1980 and early in 1981 has deteriorated into brutal civil disorders, killings, and general instability; and

WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee has long been working for human rights in El Salvador;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association publicly expresses its grave concern over the arms sales, transfer, grants, or military credits to El Salvador from any country; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Board directs the UUA Washington Office and encourages other appropriate Unitarian Universalist-related organizations and groups to support an end to United States arms sales, arms transfers, grants, and military credits to El Salvador.

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