1981 General 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 which violate basic human rights, such as "Human Rights in El Salvador" in 1977 and "Sharing in the New Call to Peace-making" 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 Unitarian Universalist Service Committee has long been working for human rights in El Salvador;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1981 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association publicly express its grave concern over arms sales, arms transfers, grants or military credits to El Salvador from any country; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly directs the UUA Washington Office and encourages other appropriate Unitarian Universalist-related organizations and groups to support an end, from the United States and other sources, to all arms sales, credits, arms transfers, and military training to the combatants in El Salvador.

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