Christian Leaders Urge Congress to Vote for Diplomatic Agreement with Iran

Christian Leaders Urge Congress to Vote for Diplomatic Agreement with Iran

53 Christian leaders representing dozens denominations and Christian organizations sent a letter to Congress today, urging lawmakers to vote in favor of the Vienna agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program.  The letter, signed by leaders from all the major streams of Christianity in the United States— Roman Catholic, evangelical, mainline Protestant, Orthodox and Pentecostal–warns lawmakers that “rejection of this deal would be a rejection of the historic progress our diplomats have made to make this world a safer place.”

The signatories include leaders from diverse Christian denominations. Among them are the General Ministers and Presidents of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, the Revs. Drs. Sharon Watkins and John Dorhauer, and the Co-Executives of Global Ministries, the Rev. Julia Brown Karimu and the Rev. Dr. James Moos.

You can join a special conference call, co-sponsored by Global Ministries, with Ms. Marie Harf, Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry.  Ms. Harf led U.S. communications strategy on the Iran negotiations in Vienna.  The conference call will include a panel of faith leaders, as they discuss the Iran nuclear deal.  The call will take place on Thursday, August 27, at 8:00 pm EDT.  Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Click here to send a letter to Congress voicing your support of the agreement.

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The full text of the letter and signers are listed below.  Click here to add your name to the letter.