Faithful America Gets Over 10,000 Signatures to Letter
The NCC’s e-advocacy network Faithful America posted the Interfaith Open Letter and within 24 hours gathered over 9000 signatures, which included many US religious leaders. As of this posting, the count is over 10,000. You can read the letter and see the signatures here: http://www.faithfulamerica.org/display_article.php?article_type=homepage&article_id=255
Yesterday we issued a press statement about that. You can read that here: http://www.ncccusa.org/news/051206thousandsrelease.html
I want to express my deep gratitude to Rabbi Arthur Waskow of the Shalom Center in Philadelphia (http://www.shalomctr.org/) and Rev. Osagyefo Sekou of Clergy and Laity Concerned about Iraq for their initiative and creativity in crafting, getting the initial signatures and sending out the Interfaith Open Letter. Their contribution to the work of justice and peace over the long haul is outstanding.
Many Candlelight Prayer Vigils are scheduled throughout the country. You can find one near you here: http://peace.mennolink.org/vigillist.html If there isn’t one near you, you might organize one in your community.
At noon tomorrow, listen in for a radio interview with my friend Ken Sehested (formally of Baptist Peace Fellowship) who is a friend of Norman (one of the hostages) at this link. www.crossrhythms.co.uk/radio
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