Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Mar. 2003

March 14, 2003

Source: Beliefnet

On March 14, 2003 Beliefnet reported that "Christian Peacemaker Teams, a program of Brethren, Quaker and Mennonite Churches, has posted volunteers in Iraq since Oct 25, 2002. More recently, additional delegations have gone to Iraq to educate the public and 'get in the way' of potential military attacks. This is a diary by American and Canadian volunteers who are now in Iraq. The latest entries are from Peggy Gish, 60, of Athens, Ohio... We have been on a roller coaster here with agencies leaving the country, thinking that any day war may break out. Then we hear news of millions of people around the world protesting the war, countries ready to veto the U.S. resolution for war, and see it continually getting pushed back until it finally doesn’t happen. We just had a meeting in which some members of the team are very pessimistic, while others of us want to be realistic, but still hopeful and as active as possible here to try to resist the war."