Disarmament and World Peace

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:

  1. Commend the efforts of the United States, Canada, and other governments toward the achievement of universal, enforceable disarmament, and we urge that all such efforts be carried forward with the utmost urgency, imagination, and flexibility.
  2. Call upon our congregations and social action units to continue earnest study of the problems threatening world peace. Such active concern is incumbent upon all who seek to translate religious principles into action.
  3. Urge the Union of American Hebrew Congregations to join hands with other religious groups in strengthening the United Nations and advancing the ideals of universal peace.

Believing that the achievement of an enduring and just peace the paramount moral issue on the agenda of mankind, we pledge our energies and our resources to this indispensable task.


The resolution was adopted.