1993 Resolution of Immediate Witness

BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the goal of world community and peace; and

WHEREAS the nation of Iraq is alleged to have ignored such values in attempting to bring about the assassination of former United States President George Bush, and we abhor such provocation; and

WHEREAS President Bill Clinton authorized an attack on Iraq with cruise missiles, executed on June 26, 1993, thereby escalating tensions in the Middle East and the Gulf region;

THEREFORE BE IT KNOWN that we, as representatives of member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, grieve the deaths resulting from this attack; and

BE IT RESOLVED that we condemn the Iraqi intelligence agency's alleged attempt to kill former Pres-ident George Bush, but we also condemn the degree of armed force used in response by the United States;

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that, while acknowledging the differing moral positions among our members about the use of military force for political goals, we urge all members of our congregations to recommit themselves, in word and deed, to the building of world peace through non-violent actions.

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