Tell your members of Congress you oppose attacking Syria
The U.S. needs to support vigorous peace negotiations
As Christians we are called to be disciples of peace. Contact your Senators and Representative today to oppose U.S. military action against Syria. Tell them to:
- Vote against an authorization of military force against Syria. U.S. military action would mean the U.S. government is taking sides in a civil war, would cause further destruction, and would push the Syrian people further into relentless civil war.
- Support an alternative response to the conflict through vigorous peace negotiations among the Syrian government, rebel groups and civil society; provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Syria fleeing the conflict; and work through the United Nations and the International Criminal Court to bring those responsible for use of chemical weapons to justice.
Contact your members of Congress now.
On July 13, 2013, Christian leaders sent a letter to President Obama urging him not to pursue military force against Syria. The letter stated:
“Military involvement will only further escalate an already brutal war and will, in fact, undermine the prospect of negotiations to ensure a just and sustainable future for all Syrians. Rather, the U.S. should call for all parties to cease all military activities in Syria and work urgently to de-escalate the crisis, together with other actors in the region and beyond.”
Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, Ecumenical Officer of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, was among 24 Christian faith leaders who signed the letter. Read a copy of the letter.
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If you have any questions, contact Mark Harrison, Director of the Peace with Justice Program at the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society, firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 488-5645.