Militarism & Pentagon Spending

Our federal budget is a moral document. Through it we express our goals and values as a nation. These spending priorities impact the lives of millions.

The issue of military spending is a particular challenge for us as people of faith. We see images throughout Scripture calling us to “beat swords into plowshares…spears into pruning hooks” (Isaiah 2:4) challenging our inclination to violence and militarism. The Bible calls us to look for and work for God’s peace, God’s promise of transformation in which a “new heaven and new earth” will come in which justice dwells (2 Peter 3:13). 

We believe that now is a time when we are uniquely positioned to move forward into a new paradigm by calling on policy makers restrain Pentagon spending and reallocate resources toward humanitarian and developmental needs, conflict prevention and civilian peace-building initiatives. As such, our UCC policy advocates have identified this as a priority issue for our 2014 legislative advocacy.

Join us in praying and acting to address militarism and Pentagon spending!


Take Action: Call on Congress to Invest More in Global Peace than War
The U.S. must rebalance funding priorities away from bigger-than-needed military spending to programs that prevent violence and enhance human security. Take action now.


Rev. Michael Neuroth
Policy Advocate for International Issues
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002