MOGC along with 14 other members of a Faith Forum group wrote this letter in support of the long delayed peace process and an ending of the continued violence between the Israelis and Palestinians. Gospel values of justice and peace as spoken of by Bonhoeffer inspired the letter.
"Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness, and pride of power and with its plea for the weak. Christians are doing too little to make these points clear rather than too much. Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more than they are doing now. Christians should take a stronger stand in favor of the weak rather than considering first the possible right of the strong."
Click here fo an Action Alert from Jewish Voice for Peace. The DC Affiliates encourage you to sign their petition. Also below are links to various responses to the Military Aid Letter.
Thanksgiving Greetings to all the Affiliates from the members of the DC Chapter.
Chris Smith – DC Chapter Coordinator
US Military Aid to Israel letter responses:
From Jewish organizations:
JCPA: http://www.ajc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=ijITI2PHKoG&b=2818289&ct=12221361¬oc=1PA: http://engage.jewishpublicaffairs.org/blog/comments.jsp?blog_entry_KEY=6589
Rabbinical Assembly: http://jcommunitynews.blogspot.com/2012/10/conservative-rabbis-dismayed-by.html
JVP Rabbinical Council letter: http://palestiniantalmud.com/2012/10/15/rabbinical-support-for-the-end-of-unconditional-military-aid-to-israel/
From other sources:
James Zogby: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/james-zogby/efforts-to-silence-an-app_b_1992396.html
American Muslims for Palestine:
News in the media on this story:
Associated Press: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_JEWS_PROTESTANTS_ISRAEL?SECTION=HOME&SITE=AP&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/us/church-appeal-on-israel-angers-jewish-groups.html?_r=0
Huffington Post video news show: