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Peacemaking: The Believers' Calling

The Advisory Council on Church and Society was commissioned by the 187th General Assembly (1975) to reassess the concept of peacemaking and the direction of our country's foreign policy in the light of our biblical and confessional faith and a markedly changed situation in the world today.

This request of the General Assembly was a product of its times:
-born in part from the United States' defeat in Southeast Asia and the loss of prestige and power in the changing world situation;
-born in part from the unwillingness of the emerging nations to accept the continued domination of the developed nations;
-born in part from the increasing insecurity over the perilous nuclear weapons stalemate in which any miscalculation could annihilate humanity;
-born in part from concern for the hungry and oppressed of the world.

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