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March 19: A call to repentance for the sin of war

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The following statement is being issued by over a dozen Christian leaders to mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war. We invite you to join us in adding your name as a gesture of lamentation and repentance.
»See the full statement and signers

This season of Lent, we are truly living “in darkness and in the shadow of death” as we mark, on March 19, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the war with Iraq. It is a war that is being waged by our country, financed by our taxes, and fought by our sisters and brothers. As U.S. Christians, we issue a call to the American church to lament and repent of the sin of this war.

We lament the suffering and violence in Iraq. …

We lament the effects of this war on our country. …

We repent of our failure to fully live the teaching of Jesus to be peacemakers. …

We believe repentance means more than just being sorry. …

We dedicate ourselves to the biblical vision of a world in which nations do not attempt to resolve international problems by waging war on other nations. …

»Click here to see the full statement and signers

[which number now >25,000, including me. – M.]


Written by Monte

March 19, 2008 at 6:51 pm

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  1. Thanks, friend, great to have you back!


    March 26, 2008 at 6:25 pm

  2. Truly “blessed are the peacemakers” no matter what our religion. It amazes me that you can make the words of a religion not my own resonate with such power for positive change. We are all truly blessed by you Monte…

    I have been gone for a while, but I’m back now…

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer



    March 26, 2008 at 3:11 pm

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