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.