HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.C.R. NO.

35

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 
   


HOUSE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

REQUESTING A CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION URGING THE CONVENING OF A WORLDWIDE CONFERENCE OF PEACEMAKERS IN HAWAII.

 

WHEREAS, on December 7, 1941, the United States and the Territory of Hawaii suffered the ravages of an act of war at Pearl Harbor; and

WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, the United States once again suffered as terrorists attacked in New York City and Washington, D.C.; and

WHEREAS, unless we as a nation and a member of the world community seek to balance our need for security through increased military and security preparations and operations with an equally valued commitment to resolving on a peaceful basis the short- and long-range issues posed by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on America, we will be unalterably immersed in an ever-spiraling dance of death and revenge which historically has failed to resolve the root issues of the Middle Eastern crisis; and

WHEREAS, the State of Hawaii offers an unparalleled setting for encouraging peaceful resolution of disputes, both in its physical and human resources; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-First Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2002, the Senate concurring, that the Hawaii Congressional Delegation is requested to introduce a resolution in the United States Congress urging that:

(1) A worldwide conference of peacemakers be convened in Hawaii and jointly hosted by the United Nations, the State of Hawaii, and the Matsunaga Institute for Peace;

(3) Participants at the conference be chosen from professional, indigenous, and lay peacemakers from around the world;

(4) Participants be reflective of a broad spectrum of ethnic, religious, gender, age, and others who have suffered the ravages of war and terrorism; and

(5) The results of the conference be presented to the United Nations and the United States Congress;

and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Hawaii Congressional Delegation, the Governor, and the Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace.

 

 

 

 

 

Report Title:

World Peace; Hawaii Conference