News Blip: Landmine Ban Treaty
President Veazey signed a letter urging the USA to join a landmine ban treaty. He was among 76 leaders of nongovernmental organizations who signed a letter urging the U.S. to relinquish antipersonnel landmines and join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. The letter was delivered to U.S. President Barack Obama on April 18. Read the letter.
Church members passed World Conference Resolution 1258, International Ban on Land Mines, in 1998. It resolved that “as a church we call upon all nations to renounce the development, production, transfer, and use of anti-personnel land mines.”
Read more at www.CofChrist.org/news/2012/may/mineban.asp.