Thursday, May 17, 2007

100 + Episcopal Bishops Protest Iraqi Violence

Episcopal News Service - Expressing "deep concern" for the situation in Iraq, more than 100 bishops of the Episcopal Church have written to all United States Senators and Representatives outlining the need for "a careful and reasoned debate" to end the violence "and bring stability and a just peace to the region."
The May 16 letter was also signed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori [, Bishop Tom Ely of the Diocese of Vermont] and two former presiding bishops, the Rt. Revs. Frank Griswold and Edmond Browning.

PDF Text of the letter.

Bill Carroll of Anglican Resistance, comments:

I am glad that the bishops have consistently opposed the war. It means a lot coming from people who are institutional conservatives. They are willing to expend some leadership capital to make their opposition known.

I long for the day when all bishops will consistently lead us in opposition to all forms of capitalism, militarism, and domination. In the name of Christ.

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