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Resolution Number: 1982-B047
Title: Call for Peace in the Middle East
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That this 67th General Convention

  1. Affirms the Camp David Accords as the appropriate vehicle for pursuing a just and lasting peace in the Middle East;
  2. Commends and supports President Reagan for his initiatives to achieve peace in the area, and urges his continuing efforts in this vital task;
  3. Calls upon all parties to the conflict in the Middle East to lay down their arms, and to settle their disputes by direct negotiations and mutual recognition;
  4. Supports the right of Palestinian people to exercise responsibility for their political future, with the proviso that the Palestinians recognize the legitimacy of the State of Israel.
Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, New Orleans, 1982 (New York: General Convention, 1983), p. C-129.