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Resolution 8 - War

Resolution 8


This Conference

(a) reaffirms the words of the Conference of 1930 that "war as a method of settling international disputes is incompatible with the teaching and example of our Lord Jesus Christ";

(b) states emphatically that it condemns the use of nuclear and bacteriological weapons;

(c) holds that it is the concern of the Church 
(i) to uphold and extend the right of conscientious objection; 
(ii) to oppose persistently the claim that total war or the use of weapons however ruthless or indiscriminate can be justified by results;

(d) urges upon Christians the duty to support international action either through the United Nations or otherwise to settle disputes justly without recourse to war; to work towards the abolition of the competitive supply of armaments; and to develop adequate machinery for the keeping of a just and permanent peace.