Peacemaking takes time & effort, but is so worthwhile, rewarding, and life-affirming. War is easy. It is also ugly, deadly, horrifying, and more costly. Invite a Senator to work hard for his/her salary and give peace a try instead of the same ol’ party-line, fear-mongering rhetoric. Imagine world peace!!!
from the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy
NOTE: Pax Christi USA is a member of the Faith Forum. This is their “Third Thursday for Israel-Palestine” action for March.
A peaceful resolution to the Iranian nuclear issue is in the best interest of its neighbors in the region – including the Israelis and Palestinians – as well as the best interest of the United States and the world. The U.S. and five other nations are currently engaged in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, with the hope of reaching a framework agreement this month and a comprehensive agreement by the end of June. Such an agreement would offer a mechanism to monitor Iran’s compliance, a major accomplishment that could pave the way for much more robust and deliberate efforts to focus on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking without distraction.
As negotiations proceed, two bills in the Senate threaten to undermine diplomatic efforts. …
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