Petition 80443

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War and Peace Study Material (80443-DI-NonDis-!)

The General Conference directs the General Board of Discipleship to develop study materials that will inform youth and adults about theological issues surrounding war and peace.  This material will be created in one or more versions so as to be understandable for youth as well as for adults and studied in a group or individually.  The study materials prepared shall be made available on the web in addition to any other formats so that any individual seeking guidance with difficult decisions relating to war will be able to access the material, regardless of whether or not there is a group carrying out a study in his or her vicinity.

Rationale

As voters, United States citizens face critical decisions related to war, yet few are prepared to consider the theological issues involved.  Deliberately preparing our membership to consider these issues strengthens the Church’s prophetic voice in the world.