Peacemaking

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February 23, 2009

Beginning with his transition team in the days after Barack Obama's election November 4, and continuing now with his administration, members of the 44th U.S. president's administration have been routinely inviting representatives of faith communities to offer policy advice.

Presiding...

February 4, 2009

During his campaign, President Obama spoke of the need to stop the so-called "Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)," a Uganda-based rebel group that has been active in South Sudan and other parts of the region for more than two decades Over the past six weeks, the people of South Sudan, already living...

February 4, 2009

Calling on the Anglican Communion "not to abandon the people of Sudan in this time of danger and uncertainty," Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul appealed to his fellow primates February 4 saying that the Church in Sudan needs "urgent support for the work of relief, rehabilitation and resettlement."...

January 27, 2009

January 27, 2009

President Barack Hussein Obama The White House Washington, DC 20270

Dear Mr. President:

We write as Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders of the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East (NILI) to offer...

January 20, 2009

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) said January 19 that the recently announced temporary cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas is a "much-needed end to the unbearable violence of recent weeks."

The coalition, which includes 22 Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant national...

January 13, 2009

Mr. Samuel Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State Ms. Barbara Strack, Chief of the Refugee Affairs Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security President George W. Bush, The White...

January 9, 2009

 

The Honorable Barack Obama President-elect Presidential Transition Team 451 6th St., NW Washington, DC 20001     Dear President-elect Obama:     We appreciate and value your focus on uniting people to face the many challenges that lie ahead as your inauguration...

January 6, 2009

Because of the continuing siege in Gaza and its devastating toll, we are doing a second alert regarding the Middle East. We are asking that you send the Presiding Bishop's statement of January 5th to your Member of Congress. The 111th Congress has just been seated and it is important that they...

January 5, 2009

Israel's ten-day military operation in the Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip was stepped up with a ground assault January 3 amid renewed calls from religious and political leaders for an end to the violence that has claimed more than 500 lives.

 

"The high number of civilian...

January 1, 2009

As Gaza endures violence between the forces of Hamas and those of Israel, Episcopal Life Daily bulletin inserts for January 4 feature a statement from leaders of Christian churches in the Holy Land calling for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

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