The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


No to cluster bombs

Religious leaders applauded the decision by 50 countries to derail a cluster bomb proposal backed by the U.S., Russia, China, India and Israel (countries that didn't sign the Oslo Convention).

The proposal would have called for destruction of all cluster munitions produced before 1980, but allowed those with one safeguard mechanism or a failure rate of 1 percent.

"We look to the day these weapons are banned," said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's permanent representative to the U.N.


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