Violence & Hate


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 12, 2009

A broad coalition of religious leaders, including Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, has written to President-elect Barack Obama asking him "to restore our nation's moral standing in the world by rejecting the practice of torture."

Backed by the National...

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 8, 2009

The Rt. Rev. Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican bishop in Jerusalem, issued the following statement about the situation in Gaza and the Al Ahli Arab Hospital, an institution of the Diocese of Jerusalem that is struggling to provide critical healthcare to anyone in need.



At a...

October 13, 2008

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is providing critical emergency assistance to more than 200 displaced people from the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane in the north-east region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bishop Henri Isingoma and Anglicans from the Diocese of Boga...

October 10, 2008

Bishop Henri Isingoma and a group of Anglicans from the Diocese of Boga have arrived safely in Bunia after a recent upsurge in rebel activity forced them to travel for two days through the bush in eastern Congo.

The threat of rebel attacks initially left 150 delegates stranded in...

October 6, 2008

A recent uprising of rebel activity in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo has caused Bishop Henri Isingoma and 150 delegates of the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane du Congo to be stranded in Boga following their September 30-October 5 diocesan synod.

Fears of a fresh...

September 23, 2008

Members of the U.S. Senate Members of the U.S. House of Representatives The Capitol Washington, D.C.

Dear Members of Congress:

We are writing as people of faith to ask you to support legislation that requires the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to notify the International...

August 26, 2008

Celebrations marking Britain's best Olympic success in 100 years, with the country's athletes winning 19 gold medals, were marred by the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old Londoner, adding to a knife-wielding trend that is worrying both church and government leaders. The young man's death on...