HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 223 MAY 5, 1988
EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT IN 1988 IN CELEBRATION OF THE MILLENNIUM OF THE CHRISTIANIZATION OF KIEVAN-RUS’ THE SOVIET UNION SHOULD PROCLAIM A GENERAL AMNESTY FOR IMPRISIONED CHRISTIANS AND ALLOW CHRISTIANS TO PRACTICE THEIR FAITH WITHIN THEIR CHURCHES AND HOMES
Prime Sponsor: Mr. Christopher H. Smith (NJ)
H. Con. Res. 223, Agreed to by the House on May 5, 1988
In the House of Representatives
Agreed to by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 5, 1988
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Soviet Union should: (1) comply with its international obligations and allow Christians to practice their faith without harassment; (2) grant a general amnesty for all Christians who have been imprisoned because of their religious beliefs; (3) allow religious believers to practice their faith freely; (4) permit unlimited publication, distribution, and importation of religious materials; and (5) allow closed churches to reopen, new churches to be built, and theological seminaries to open or expand.