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Additional action ideas for Peace with Iraq
October 16, 2002
Thank Congress members who voted against the use of force
Be sure to thank those members of Congress who voted "no" on the recent action
to authorize President Bush to use military force against Iraq.
To see how your Representative and Senators voted, click on:
Write letters of support and encouragement to folks in Iraq
Write letters of encouragement
The following comes from Deborah Fast and Menno Wiebe, MCC Country Co-Representatives in Jordan.
"We have received various notes regarding MCC constituents' interest in sending letters to Iraqis.
Our impression is that people in our churches have a particular interest in sending
letters of support and encouragement to Christians in Iraq. Please encourage anyone
who is interested in this to send letters to our office here in Amman."
mail: ||MCC Jordan|
P.O. Box 911503
"We will collect letters here and look through them to make sure there is nothing sensitive included. We will contact church people we know in Iraq and ask them for suggestions of a number of churches to which they could deliver letters. We would create a folder or binder for each church, and include photocopies of each letter. Language will be an issue in some cases, but we assume that at least some church members would read English, and could translate for the congregation."
A group of people in Virginia invites grassroots folks from all over the country and the
world, persons from all churches, synagogues and mosques, all ages and all people of good
will, to Fast for Peace with Iraq. We would pray for all parties involved to relinquish
their weapons as a way of seeking resolution to these concerns. We would pray for the
peace of Iraq and all nations in the region, as well as for our own countries.
Fast for Peace with Iraq
All people of faith and people of good will are invited to fast as long as they choose,
then gather together for a vigil in Washington DC on October 25, 2002 (day before the proposed
march in DC against the war). Some may fast only on October 25, others could choose to
fast up to a week or two before that date. The vigil would be a time of prayer for
seeking the peace of the nations in our world. At sundown all fasters would break bread
together as a prayer for peace with Iraq.
For more information, contact Earl Martin,