Global Ministries co-signs “Alternatives to Endless War” statement on Islamic State
Global Ministries joined 16 other faith-based and secular organizations in a statement that emphasis a different kind of engagement in the Middle East, specifically to counter the impact of Islamic State. The approach emphasizes a de-militarization of the situation, as well as other steps in the short- and longer-term.
The full statement begins by asserting clearly, “There is no military solution to the ISIS crisis. The U.S. has spent over $8.8 billion conducting 10,000 military strikes in Syria and Iraq over the past 20 months, but the threat from ISIS in the region remains formidable. Instead of pursuing the illusion of military solutions, the U.S. and its allies should prioritize political solutions. Below are examples of the many alternatives available.”