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Military spending

The United Nations estimates it would cost about $30 billion to make sure that everybody around the world has enough to eat. That's about one-twentieth of the Pentagon's yearly budget. The United States spends more on its military than nearly all other countries in the world combined. Yet it is difficult to find the political will to move funding away from the military.

Anabaptists have long stressed Jesus’ teaching that we should be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9, 5:43-48). Peace goes well beyond our own individual relationships. We also desire that others live in peace and believe that the levels of military spending in the name of security are idolatrous.

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