51 Christian leaders urge Congress to pass deal limiting Iran's nuclear program
Philadelphia (August 25, 2015) - The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has joined dozens of Christian leaders in a letter urging Congress to approve an international deal in which Iran will curtail its nuclear program in exchange for a lifting of sanctions.
As a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice across the U.S. and around the world, AFSC joins leaders from all the major streams of Christianity in the United States— Roman Catholic, evangelical, mainline Protestant, Orthodox and Pentecostal – writing to warn lawmakers that "rejection of this deal would be a rejection of the historic progress our diplomats have made to make this world a safer place."
Along with the letter, AFSC has urged its thousands of supporters to contact Congress in support of the agreement; offers resources about the deal, and co-sponsoring conference calls and other events to mobilize supporters of the deal nationwide.
AFSC “considers the negotiations as an example of diplomacy over violence in substance and form. This breakthrough is a step towards a reimagined U.S. foreign policy that seeks a proper place in the world, where we work with others in pursuit of peace building, ending our own reliance on militarism to bring an end to threats and violence,” said Shan Cretin, AFSC’s General Secretary.
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