Nuclear Weapons Testing
1962 General Resolution
WHEREAS, the health of the world's people today and of the future generations is being endangered by the atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons by a number of world powers; and
WHEREAS, nuclear weapons testing increases mutual fear and suspicion among the nations of the world; and
WHEREAS, such fear and suspicion increase the likelihood of a nuclear war which would threaten the world's population with destruction;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association urge:
- That the heads of government of the nations of the world carry out the United Nations Resolution of November 6, 1961, calling for a voluntary uninspected moratorium of nuclear weapons tests; and
- That these heads of government then speedily negotiate a treaty providing for a permanent nuclear weapons test ban with adequate controls and supervision; and
- The members of the Unitarian and Universalist congregations of the United States and Canada indicate their strong support of such actions to their respective elected representatives and heads of government.
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