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War and Peace (81240-C1-¶165.C)

Amend ¶165.C as follows:
We believe war is incompatible with the teachings and example of Christ.  We therefore reject war as an instrument of national foreign policy.   , to be employed only as a last resort in prevention of such evils as genocide, brutal suppression of human rights, and unprovoked national aggression.  We insist that the first moral duty of all nations is to work together to resolve by peaceful means every dispute that arises between or among them; that human value outweigh military claims as governments determine their priorities; that the militarization of society must be challenged and stopped; that the manufacture, sale, and deployment of armaments must be reduced and controlled; and that the production, possession, or use of nuclear weapons be condemned. Consequently, we endorse general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.