Act and pray for greater imagination in responding to violence in the world!
As we listen to Christ’s call to nonviolence, we echo these words from Brethren Peace Ministries:
“While we join American officials in condemning the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in an attack on its own citizens, we urge the United States to refrain from retaliating militarily. Any intervention or attack by the United States will do nothing but escalate the violence that is already unconscionable.
Instead, we urge the President and Congress to double down the United States’ diplomatic efforts to achieve a negotiated political solution. Military strikes will do nothing but add another destabilizing element to an already volatile situation. On top of this, the United States must increase its humanitarian assistance as almost two million Syrians, of which one million are children. ”