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SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA - THURSDAY 20th MAY 1999

MOTION

(Peace in Kosovo)

REV CANON WA LEWIS AND
MRS A WILLS

Mindful of our history of inter-communal and political violence, hostility and mistrust in Ireland,
  • and of its tragic, destructive and lasting divisive consequences,
  • and affirming the effectiveness of resolving conflict by democratic, peaceful methods,
  • in solidarity with the Churches of Yugoslavia,
  • we call for an immediate end to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia,
  • and to the killing, inter-ethnic violence and forced exodus of people in Kosovo,
  • and the intensification of diplomatic negotiations, involving the Churches and religious bodies in Yugoslavia,
  • to open up a humanitarian corridor into Kosovo immediately,
  • and to establish peace and security in Kosovo so that all displaced persons may return to their homes.

 

AMENDMENT

Moved by: The O'Morochoe
Seconded by: Mr. W. Harvey-Kelly

  • That in lines 6 and 7 the words "to the NATO bombing in Yugoslavia, and" be deleted.
  • That in lines 10 and 11 the words "to open up a humanitarian corridor into Kosovo immediately, and" be deleted.
  • That in the last line the following words be added "and live free from fear."

 

AMENDED MOTION PASSED BY THE GENERAL SYNOD

   Mindful of our history of inter-communal and political violence, hostility and mistrust in Ireland,
  • and of its tragic, destructive and lasting divisive consequences,
  • and affirming the effectiveness of resolving conflict by democratic, peaceful methods,
  • in solidarity with the Churches of Yugoslavia,
  • we call for an immediate end to the killing, inter-ethnic violence and forced exodus of people in Kosovo,
  • and the intensification of diplomatic negotiations, involving the Churches and religious bodies in Yugoslavia,
  • to establish peace and security in Kosovo so that all displaced persons may return to their homes and live free from fear.

 

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