Take Action for Nuclear Disarmament

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, in consultation with Mark Koenig of the Presbyterian Peace Program, requests your action regarding the new START treaty that President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed on April 8, 2010. Ratification requires approval first of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then the support of at least 67 senators on the floor.

We ask you to write members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee immediately (it may come out of committee on July 27) and your own Senators before August 3 (when it may come to a vote).

The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) said, in reference to the NEW START, “This initiative resonates with the vision of the prophet Micah who looked toward the day when nations ‘shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks’ (Micah 4:3). Guided by this Biblical vision, General Assemblies of the church and its predecessors have understood that following Jesus and working for God’s intended order and life abundant involve seeking international disarmament and arms control measures.”

Working for a world free of nuclear weapons is a goal of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America that was first articulated by the 167th General Assembly in 1955.

Thank you for taking time to write your senators.

More information:

  1. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.doc
  2. New START Background.doc
  3. National Security Network letters of reccomendation.doc