Not With Our Lives You Don't
Publisher: ISSUE. Division of Mission In Canada, United Church of Canada, Toronto, Canada
Periodical profile published 1980
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2128
Abstract: Nuclear disarmament is examined from a number of perspectives in this edition of the United Church's ISSUE series. A wide range of topics are covered: the rationale behind East and West defence thinking, the international nuclear arms scene, disarmament initiatives, the history of nuclear arms escalation, Canada's involvement in nuclear arms and recent developments such as the MX missile.
The publication takes a critical look at Canada's current defence policy, and opposes the ongoing increases in defence spending; it is also critical of Canada's role in NORAD and NATO. One section of the publication contains profiles of a number of groups, such as Project Ploughshares, which are striving to change Canada's defence policy.
This edition highlights the resurgence of the peace movement in recent years, especially among Christians. In this context, a historical outline of the United Church's policy on the nuclear arms race issue is presented. Generally the material in this section encourages an experience of faith that puts confidence in people rather than in arms.
The material presented is separated into about a dozen sections. Other resources on the subject-films, publications and games are listed. This tabloid is designed as a resource for study groups or for those with a general interest in the subject.