Iraq War

Iraq War

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March 27, 2008

The humanitarian crisis unleashed by the Iraq war comes into dramatic focus inside a detention center beneath a highway in Beirut.

Packed cells hold scores of Iraqi refugees. Men and women who fled a shattered country now wait in silence underground as bureaucracies slowly churn and the...

March 25, 2008

The American Friends Service Committee, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, military families and Iraq vets commemorated with prayers and reflections the milestone of the 4,000th U.S. military death in Iraq on March 24 at the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago's St. James' Cathedral.

Covering the...

March 18, 2008

Five years after the start of the war in Iraq, the Episcopal Church remains active on at least three fronts, including ministering to those involved in the fighting and their families, ministering to those who have come home, and continuing its call for peace in Iraq and the entire Middle East...

May 16, 2007

Expressing "deep concern" for the situation in Iraq, more than 100 bishops of the Episcopal Church have written to all United States Senators and Representatives outlining the need for "a careful and reasoned debate" to end the violence "and bring stability and a just peace to the region."

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April 3, 2007

One week after the nation recognized the fourth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a letter March 28 in response to a hearing in the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and Asia concerning the Iraqi refugee crisis.

The Presiding Bishop...

April 3, 2007

One week after the nation recognized the fourth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a letter March 28 in response to a hearing in the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and Asia concerning the Iraqi refugee crisis.

The Presiding Bishop...

January 11, 2007

Noting that "the road to peace goes through Jerusalem, not Baghdad," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has responded to President George Bush's January 10 speech on Iraq and related U.S. military activity. The complete text of Jefferts Schori's statement follows.

 

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June 30, 2006

General Convention dealt with relatively few of the proposed international resolutions as its work bogged down with debates about Windsor Report responses. Some wondered aloud if that failure might weaken the church’s strong voice of witness to Congress.

Bishops and deputies did, however...

May 16, 2003

While most Iraqi Christians joined the celebrations following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, they are now expressing concern and anxiety that freedom of religion will be curbed in favor of Islamic fundamentalism. Fearing a Shiite-dominated government, Christian leaders are calling for a new...

April 30, 2003

By: George Packard

Today, the United States is the only super-power on the face of the earth. With such power comes the ability to wage war unilaterally using our own country’s set of presuppositions and or priorities. Yet the United States is a country, that ostensibly is “God fearing” and “under God.” As...

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