A Series of Statements of the United Lutheran Church in America, 1936, 1948
1936: Minutes, 10th Biennial Convention, ULCA, pp. 374, 378.
Having due regard to the growing menace of the liquor traffic, we request the Executive Board to direct the proper agencies of the church to publish and distribute educational literature dealing with this evil; and we admonish our pastors, our other church leaders, and the parents in our homes to use every effort to enlighten our youth on the meaning of temperance.
1948: Mutes, 16th Biennial Convention, ULCA, pp. 374, 384-85, 688.
The Convention resolved:
That The United Lutheran Church in America urge its members:
To be more active in promoting education in our congregations, colleges, and seminaries in the scientifically demonstrated effects of the use of beverage alcohol;
To give consideration to the effects of the use of alcoholic beverages in their own lives and in the lives of others;
To co-operate in approved and tested methods of rehabilitating those who have become the unfortunate victims of beverage alcohol.