“We are convinced it is our duty to establish a new world in which people are able to live together with nuclear weapons totally abolished and all war renounced.”
We urge the United States to continue its determined efforts to achieve agreement on the limitation and control of conventional and nuclear armaments.
“Nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war anymore.” — Isaiah 2:4
Whereas, world tensions have resulted in an armament race which is building up to frightening proportions, and
Whereas, universal disarmament through the United Nations is essential for a stable world economy and a durable peace, and
Whereas, the United States has taken the initiative in the United Nations for universal disarmament through the reduction of arms, armed forces and the prohibition of mass destructive weapons (including atomic) , with effective international controls to insure observance of the disarmament program,
Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the National Women’s League of the United Synagogue urges our government to continue to work unceasingly in the United Nations for a plan which will effect world disarmament, and
Be It Further Resolved that the United States encourage the development and use of atomic power for peaceful and constructive purposes only.
Whereas, Judaism teaches that peace may be attained by relying upon the power of the spirit rather than upon the power of might, and
Whereas, President Truman, in his address to the United Nations Assembly stated, “We must attempt to find peaceful adjustments of the underlying situations or tensions before they harden into actual disputes,”
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the National Women’s League of the United Synagogue, in convention assembled, urge the United States Government to exert its influence in the United Nations to promote President Truman’s proposed plan to establish a unanimous, “truly dependable and effective system for reduction and control of armaments… As the cost of maintaining armaments are decreased, every nation could greatly increase its contribution to advancing human welfare…Thus we could give real meaning to the old promise that ‘swords shall be beaten into plowshares, and the nations shall not learn war any more.’”
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