C027 (Endorse "Back from the Brink: A Call to Prevent Nuclear War")
House of Bishops Message #257
The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that on Jul 10, 2022 it considered resolution C027 (Endorse "Back from the Brink: A Call to Prevent Nuclear War"). The house acted to:
Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,
That the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church renounces the option of using nuclear weapons first and supports pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear armed nations to eliminate their arsenals as established in the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; and be it further
Resolved, That the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, following Jesus' commandment to love God with our whole heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves, endorses the goals of organizations such as “Back from the Brink: the Call to Prevent Nuclear War” And the “International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons” and call on the Office of Government Relations to continue to work in support of the goal of total nuclear disarmament (1997-D022) and dismantling existing U.S. nuclear weapons (2009-D060).