Peacemaking

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May 10, 2002

While Congress was passing resolutions endorsing Israeli incursions into Palestinian territories and brushing aside objections from the Bush administration that such actions could undermine diplomatic efforts, church leaders meeting a few blocks away were hearing a very different kind of...

May 9, 2002

'We are eyeball to eyeball with the enemy every day,' said the young American soldier assigned to take groups into the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea at Panmunjom. He said that a thousand tourists come through the zone on a good day, many of them veterans. The border--4 km...

May 1, 2002

A delegation of 13 U.S. church leaders just back from the Middle East is calling for bold steps to be taken by Israel and the Palestinian Authority in order to end violence in the region and to achieve peace with justice.

The delegation was assembled by the National Council of Churches...

April 5, 2002

April 5, 2002 The Honorable George W. Bush President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Amid the terrible surge of violence in the Holy Land, I wish to thank you for your decision to send Secretary of...

April 4, 2002

Church leaders around the world, watching with horror as the Holy Land slips deeper into chaos and violence, are urging renewed peace efforts--and welcoming the announcement by President George W. Bush that he is sending Secretary of State Colin Powell to the region.

'These are times of...

April 1, 2002

Support is growing among U.S. religious leaders for a declaration signed in January by leaders of the three Abrahamic faiths which calls for a "religiously sanctioned cease-fire" in Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

The First Alexandria Declaration of the Religious Leaders of the Holy Land...

February 12, 2002

A videotape prepared for a February 19 teleconference on 'Waging Reconciliation in the Holy Land: Salaam, Shalom, Peace' will feature a variety of voices of people caught in the turmoil of the region.

The teleconference will be broadcast from All Saints Church in Pasadena, California,...

January 18, 2002

President Bush's special envoy for peace in the Sudan has run into major obstacles. Retired Senator John Danforth of Missouri said that he was not able to convince the Khartoum government to end its attacks on civilian targets in the country's 19-year-old civil war that has claimed some 2...

January 17, 2002

A teleconference on peace in the Middle East that was postponed after the September 11 terrorist attacks is now scheduled for February 19 in New York City and Pasadena, California.

Under the theme of 'Waging Reconciliation in the Holy Land: Salaam, Shalom, Peace,' participants will be...

October 7, 2001

October 8th, 2001

For the House of Bishops

Dear brothers and sisters:

I write to you in this sober moment when military action has just begun in an effort to put a stop to terrorist activities. This morning I sent a letter to Secretary Powell, as a word of encouragement and...

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