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September 9, 2014

In the early 1980s, the grassroots movement to halt the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union known as the nuclear freeze swept through American political consciousness. Conceived in Western Massachusetts in 1979 by the peace activist Randall Forsberg, the concept aimed to make nuclear abolition palatable to a broad majority of Americans by emphasizing mutual, bilateral disarmament. 

The freeze movement was in some ways a reversion to positions long held by Presbyterians. Beginning with the General Assembly of 1946, the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A...

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