Churches for Middle East Peace Asks for Calls to Capitol
Churches for Middle East Peace, a Washington-based ecumenical organization of which The United Methodist Church's General Board of Church and Society and General Board of Global Ministries are a part, has issued an "action alert" asking that calls be made to Capitol Hill, expressing "the urgent need for a comprehensive cease-fire that will end the human suffering on both sides" in the Gaza Strip.
"It is important that your Representative and Senators hear from you now on the need for U.S. diplomatic leadership to help achieve an immediate cease-fire that ends the violence, addresses the humanitarian situation and leads to concrete steps toward a two-state peace agreement," CMEP's alert reads.
"They need to hear from American Christians that expressing sympathy for only one side of the conflict is not compassionate or smart policy. What is needed now is strong
CMEP has sent a message to the Hill, urging Members of Congress to make statements expressing support for those
Download "action alert" (with instructions for contacting Members of Congress) here.
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