The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations recently endorsed an initiative spearheaded by the American Friends Service Committee called The Roadmap for Peace. Over 30 national organizations have joined together to call on the next U.S. President and administration to engage in a new foreign policy based on these five core principles.
Our nation should invest in peace.
Our country should invest in diplomacy, development, and conflict prevention — cost-effective ways to improve national and global security.
Strengthen the civilian agencies that work on peace and development issues.
The military is not an effective relief agency. The government needs a strong civilian foreign assistance and crisis response team.
Give diplomacy a chance.
With a highly skilled diplomatic corps, the United States can prevent conflict and restore its international reputation.
Be a part of global peacebuilding efforts.
We must work with renewed commitment in international institutions and partners to address major global conflicts and challenges, such as nonproliferation, climate change, migration, public health, and poverty.
Create justice through good development and trade policies.