Support for the People of Vieques, Puerto Rico
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA01.02.06
Passed by the 2001 Churchwide Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana.
To affirm the memorial of the Caribbean Synod in its call for an immediate cessation of all military activity on the island of Vieques by United States forces as well as those of NATO and all other nations;
To direct the Division for Church in Society, through the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, to continue to advocate for the immediate cessation of all military training exercises on and around the island of Vieques, the decontamination of its environs from the ravages of nearly 60 years of bombs and other ordnance, and the prompt return of the island to its people; and
To request that the Division for Church in Society, in consultation with presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, bring a report to the 2003 Churchwide Assembly related to the work of this church and the current status of this issue.