Sunday, February 19, 2006

Real Christians speak up! US Church Alliance: Washington is 'Raining Down Terror' with Iraq War, Other Policies….

The Boston Globe reports, “A coalition of American churches sharply denounced the U.S.-led war in Iraq on Saturday, accusing Washington of ‘raining down terror’ and apologizing to other nations for ‘the violence, degradation and poverty our nation has sown.’"

The group includes “350 mainstream Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox churches.” The Roman Catholic Church, who questioned the justness of war in Iraq from the start, is not a member.

The recent condemnation by the US Church Alliance was based on Bush administration deception and violation of global norms of justice and human rights:

We lament with special anguish the war in Iraq, launched in deception and violating global norms of justice and human rights," said the statement from representatives of the 34 U.S. members of World Council of Churches. "We mourn all who have died or been injured in this war. We acknowledge with shame abuses carried out in our name."

The US Church Alliance explained the US has tried to achieve security by raining terror on others:

"Our country responded (to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks) by seeking to reclaim a privileged and secure place in the world, raining down terror on the truly vulnerable among our global neighbors ... entering into imperial projects that seek to dominate and control for the sake of national interests," said the statement. "Nations have been demonized and God has been enlisted in national agendas that are nothing short of idolatrous."


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