1983 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the arms race continues unabated; and

WHEREAS, ever-growing numbers of North Americans are expressing their desire to end the arms race by voting for nuclear arms freeze referenda, signing petitions and other activities; and

WHEREAS, the policy of deterrence has led to a constantly growing competition between the US and the USSR to equal or surpass each other as new weapon systems are introduced, thus intensifying the arms race; and

WHEREAS, other religious organizations are taking formal stands in opposition to the nuclear arms race;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1983 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, reaffirming its commitment to end the arms race, urges the United States Congress to:

  1. Persuade the President to initiate serious disarmament discussions with the USSR; and
  2. Defeat appropriation bills for the MX and Pershing II missiles; and
  3. Pass a bilateral and verifiable Nuclear Weapons Freeze resolution; and
  4. Take all other necessary action to end the arms race, including support for the United Nations World Disarmament Campaign; and
  5. Continuing from the McCloy-Zhorin agreements of 1961, initiate talks aimed at replacing armed threats and confrontation with serious negotiation between the US and the USSR to attain peaceful coexistence without regard to ideological differences.

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.

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