Arms Control

Arms Control

45th Council
November 1959
Miami Beach, FL

As President Eisenhower has eloquently reaffirmed, the United States of America is deeply committed to the goals of enforceable disarmament and the reduction of the crushing burden of armaments which weighs so heavily upon us and other nations of the world.

We warmly commend President Eisenhower for his bold initiative in arranging personal exchanges with heads of states toward the end of achieving a lasting world peace.

Year Adopted: 
1959

60th General Assembly
November 1989
New Orleans, Louisiana

Year Adopted: 
1989

In conformity with past resolutions calling for disarmament and responsible arms control and in keeping with the commandment to "seek peace and pursue it," the General Assembly of the UAHC supports the ratification of the SALT II Treaty.

Year Adopted: 
1979

This Union, from its inception, has taken seriously the Jewish obligation to "seek peace and pursue it." We have consistently sought to apply the prophetic vision to the urgent contemporary issues of war and peace. Thus we have supported efforts to achieve effective international treaties to limit armaments and in recent years to speak for stable arms control to curb the threat of the nuclear arms race. We have expressed our growing alarm at unchecked nuclear

Year Adopted: 
1983

Background

Our Jewish tradition has long warned of the dangers of militarism, warfare and of the relation of injustice to war. From the day that our prophets first dreamed of the time when nations would convert the swords of war into the plowshares of peace, we have sought ways to avoid conflict even while maintaining our security. In our own time we are proud of the role of our movement and the leadership of our rabbis in working for nuclear disarmament.

Year Adopted: 
1989

As religiously motivated men, women and youth, we enjoin President Nixon to take a moral stand here and now, that the United States unilaterally renounce experimentation with and use of germ warfare and nerve gases. Even belatedly, we press for ratification of the Geneva Protocol of 1925 renouncing the use of chemical and biological agents.

Year Adopted: 
1969

One of the most sacred of our Jewish religious teachings is the messianic vision of universal peace. In this nuclear age, this vision has become a sheer necessity if total world suicide is to be averted. With undimmed faith in man's capacity to establish God's Kingdom on earth, we re-dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of lasting peace with justice. Accordingly, we:

Year Adopted: 
1957

56th General Assembly
December 1981
Boston, Massachusetts

The UAHC has consistently sought to apply the prophetic passion for peace to the great issues of our time. We have supported the ban on nuclear arms testing; we have encouraged the process of arms control and especially SALT I and SALT II; we have expressed alarm at the unchecked proliferation of nuclear technology and lethal arms.

Year Adopted: 
1981