U.S. Navy Operations in Vieques, Puerto Rico
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA99.06.42
Passed by the 1999 Churchwide Assembly in Denver, Colorado.
To acknowledge the concerns of the Caribbean Synod regarding U.S. military operations in Vieques, Puerto Rico;
To re-affirm this church's commitment to human rights, national security, and concern for the environment as expressed in the social statements of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, "For Peace in God's World," and "Caring for Creation"; and
To direct the Division for Church in Society through the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, to encourage the U.S. government to seek reasonable solutions that will end all U.S. military operations on the island of Vieques and return the land to the people of the island while not compromising our nation's security.