ucc petition to end the iraq war

ucc petition to end the iraq war

Along with thousands of United Church of Christ members and supporters, I call for an end to the war in Iraq, an end to our reliance on violence as the first, rather than the last resort, an end to the arrogant unilateralism of preemptive war.

I call for the humility and courage to acknowledge failure and error, to accept the futility of our current path, and I cry out for the creativity to seek new paths of peacemaking in the Middle East, through regional engagement and true multinational policing.

I call for acknowledgement of our responsibility for the destruction caused by sanctions and war and a beginning to rebuild trust in the Middle East and around the world.

I call for repentance in our nation and for the recognition in our churches that security is found in submitting to Christ, not by dominating others.

I will join protest to prayer, support ministries of compassion for victims here and in the Middle East, cast off the fear that has made all of us accept the way of violence and return again to the way of Jesus. Thus may bloodshed end and cries be transformed to the harmonies of justice and the melodies of peace. For this I yearn, for this I pray, and toward this end I rededicate myself as a child of a loving God who gives “light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

To add your name to the petition, go to: Call for an End to the Bloodshed: Sign the Petition to End the Iraq War

3 thoughts on “ucc petition to end the iraq war

  1. The war never should have been started and must be ended before thousands more Iraqis are killed and more US people hurt or killed.

    How do they care for the wounded civilians in the current situation. A tragedy.

  2. To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.

    A time to be born and a time to die

    A time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted

    A time to kill and a time to heal

    A time to to break down and a time to build up

    A time to weep and a time to laugh

    A time to mourn and a time to dance

    A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones

    A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing

    A time to gain and a time to lose

    A time to keep and a time to throw away

    A time to tear and a time to sew

    A time to keep silent and a time to speak

    A time to love and a time to hate

    A time of war and a time of peace.
    Ecc. 1:1-8

    We have had our time now lets bring our troops home…

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