Disciples and UCC national leadership join faith leaders advocate avoidance of military srtike on Syria
National leadership of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), including Global Ministries, are part of a coalition of 41 faith leaders of national Christian, Jewish, and Muslim organizations calling on Congress to oppose the proposed authorization for the use of military force in Syria. Along with the Jewish and Muslim faiths represented, the signers include leaders from Catholic, Evangelical, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Methodist, Adventist, and Baptist traditions, in addition to leaders from the historic peace church traditions of the Quakers, Mennonites, and Church of the Brethren.
The Rev. Geoffrey Black and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, the General Ministers and Presidents of the UCC and Disciples, respectively, as well as the Rev. Dr. James Moos and the Rev. Julia Brown Karimu, co-Executives of Global Ministries, and the Rev. Linda Jaramillo, Executive Minister of the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries, all joined in signing this letter. Click here for the PDF version of this letter.
Church members are encouraged to voice their opinions to Congress.
This letter received national press attention: read it about it in this CNN article.
This initiative follows an earlier ecumenical effort to communicate to President Obama opposition to such a military strike.
Global Ministries continues to support partners in the Middle East as they provide humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, and internally displaced Syrians, through One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion.