Church council raps Reagan plan

Opposition to President Reagan's program for economic recovery was voted here Friday by the National Council of Churches, correspondent Tracy Early reports. "We are in fundamental disagreement with the proposals to increase our death-dealing capacity while cutting back on life supports for our citizens," the council's executive committee said, referring to the President's call in his Feb. 18 budget message to Congress for increased military spending and reductions in social services.

It also disputed his assertion that government should not use taxation to effect social change. One of the most appropriate purposes of the taxing power, it said, is "bringing about justice in society."

The council has 32 Protestant and Eastern Orthodox member churches with some 40 million members.

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