What We Do:
This Action Group focuses developing an awareness on the history of war, the reasons behind war, selected active current wars, whether a “just” war can be fought, anti-war initiatives, waging peace, war technology changes, and conscientious objection, and taking action where possible.
What the Episcopal Church Says:
About War and Conscientious Objection
(partial list 78th/79th GC only. Use this link for complete access)
2018-B013-Directs public policy advocacy for an arms embargo, humanitarian relief, and a political solution affecting the crisis in Yemen and encourages ERD to address water access and other relief and development work in the region.
2018-B024-Urges continued support for the churches of Sudan and of South Sudan to strengthen peace between their nations; to make a priority of outreach to emigres from these nations, and to authorize the Government Relations Office to advocate for a cessation of the civil war.
2018-B027-Call on US Government to Cooperate with Investigations into Israeli and Palestinian Human Rights Violations
2018-D051-Urge the US to Recommit to the Iran Nuclear Deal 2015-A047-Address Moral and Spiritual Healing from Traumatic Stress Injuries
2015-A048-Study the Application of the Principles to the Current Practice of Warfare 2015-B018-Commend Efforts for Peace in Sudan and south Sudan (partial list 78th/79th GC only. Use this link for complete access)
What the Episcopal Church Says About: Drone Weapons 2015-A047- Address Moral and Spiritual Healing from Traumatic Stress Injuries 2015-A048- Study the Application of Just War Principles to the Current Practice of Warfare 2012-A017- Request a Report on the Military Use and Ethics of Drone Aircraft What the Episcopal Church Says About: Conscientious Objection 1991-D053- On the Topic of Military Tax Resistance (Rejected) 1991-D054-On the Topic of Conscientious Objection and Registration of Objectors (Rejected) 1988-D017- Support Conscientious Decisions Regarding Individual Participation in War