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Resolution On Peace And National Security

WHEREAS, The Bible gives a clear mandate for Christians to be peacemakers in a world where hostility and war are present realities; and

WHEREAS, We acknowledge the timely reassessment of our nation’s security needs and appreciate the renewed commitment to a strong national defense;

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That we express our longing for world peace; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we affirm the pursuit of negotiations with other nations for the consideration of appropriate mutual agreements on arms control, while recognizing the necessity of defense preparedness that will serve as a deterrent to war; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we work actively to encourage peace in the world by teaching and praying in our homes and churches, and that we be reminded of the importance of our witness to the world in proclaiming the hope we all have in Christ, the Prince of Peace.