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

March 28, 2003

Source: Reuters

On March 28, 2003 Reuters reported that "police arrested monks, priests, rabbis and other clergy in San Francisco on Friday while a dozen other protesters linked with plastic piping were arrested near the White House in Washington D.C... The arrests were the latest of several thousand detentions nationwide since the United States and Britain began a war with Iraq aimed at disarming the country and toppling President Saddam Hussein... In San Francisco, home to perhaps the most active U.S. anti-war movement, nuns, priests, Buddhist monks, rabbis and others gathered at the city's federal building... 'We are here as Jews, Christians, Muslims and Buddhists to proclaim that the world can be healed,' Rabbi Michael Lerner said at an earlier interfaith service."