1979 General Synod Action: Communication to Presidents Sadat, Begin, and Carter

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15. Communication to Presidents Sadat, Begin, and Carter

The Moderator recognized the Rev. Evelyn Dickerson (IL) who moved to suspend the Standing Rules to enable the General Synod to act on a communication to Presidents Sadat, Begin, and Carter, and it was

79-GS-92 VOTED: the Twelfth General Synod suspends the Standing Rules to consider a communication to Presidents Sadat, Begin, and Carter.

The Moderator recognized Mr. Fred Abben (IL) who moved that communication to Presidents Sadat, Begin and Carter be adopted, and it was.

79-GS-93 VOTED: the Twelfth General Synod adopts the communication to Presidents Sadat, Begin and Carter:

Communication to Presidents Sadat, Begin, and Carter

The Twelfth General Synod of the United Church of Christ, meeting as Christians of the New World in Indianapolis, Indiana, sends you our thanksgiving for the steps toward peace which you have taken.

We honor you, President Sadat, for your courageous initiative in the midst of a threatening world...

We commend you, President Begin, for your sympathetic vision in the midst of ancient traditions...

And we thank you, President Carter, for your determined perseverance in the midst of repeated disappointments.

Our prayers from the people of the world rise in unison for peace. May you be sustained.

 

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