In 2013, the General Assembly passed resolution GA1331, officially condemning drone warfare. You can see a copy of that resolution here: GA1331

In addition, the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare has provided other resources for study and reflection around the issue of drone warfare. See below for more details:

The Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare has produced a two 30 minute films and has also produced 30-minute versions of full-length documentaries on drone warfare that are available for FREE DOWNLOAD or STREAMING at our web site www.interfaithdronenetwork.org

The web site also includes study guides for each video.

Moral & Safe: War, Peace, Drone Warfare and the Religious Community is an introduction to drone warfare. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (U.S. Army ret.), former chief of staff to Colin Powell and Dr. Mary Ann Cusimano Love, Catholic Univ. discuss the history, nature and use of drone warfare. Other speaker address the moral issues raised and the challenges facing drone operators are also described. Religious leaders discuss their tradition’s view of drone warfare.

The Religious Community and Drone Warfare includes more discussion regarding the concerns expressed by denominations, religious organizations and religious leaders. Practices of “Just Peace” are discussed including the problem that “killing one terrorist can create 10 terrorists,” civilian deaths, the need for international agreements controlling the use of drones and providing real security for the U.S.

A brief synopsis of the three documentaries:

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars (2013) — This documentary highlights the stories of 16-year-old Tariq Aziz, killed by a drone in 2011 and school teacher, Rafiq ur Rehman, whose mother was killed and whose children were hospitalized due to a drone strike in 2012.

Drones (2014) — This documentary explores the use of drones in warfare. Drone’ depicts the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions, explores the changing perceptions of what ‘going to war’ means, as well as the moral stance of engineers behind the technology.

National Bird (2016) – This documentary follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. This documentary gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary.

These documentaries are available as well as study guides for discussion at www.interfaithdronenetwork.org.

A DVD can be sent to a congregation if that technology is required.

Congregations can apply for a $100 to cover equipment costs, food, publicity etc connected to viewing of these videos.