Friday, December 14, 2007

Christian Peace Witness for Iraq: Update


On Earth Peace and the Brethren Witness/Washington Office were both sponsors of the March 2007 Christian Peace Witness for Iraq in Washington DC. Here is an update on the continuing organizing by this strong coalition of many Christian peace groups.

Matt Guynn


Our light continues to burn!
Participate in a conference call to learn more.

Advent greetings of joy and anticipation of peace on earth! Many blessings as you prepare for the coming of the Prince of Peace.

Sisters and Brothers,

Christian Peace Witness for Iraq continues to call Christians across the country to pray and act for peace. We hope we can provide useful resources for you and your local community as you organize. Please join us for an hour phone call to hear more about
  • The 2008 National CPWI Witness in Washington, D.C. on March 7, 2008
  • Reports about Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan from CPWI partners recently returning from the region
  • Reports from CPWI organizers who have successfully created local faith coalitions
  • New resources for faith communities planning local vigils/witness

The two identical calls will be held (choose either or come to both):

Thursday , Dec 13, 8:30 pm Eastern and Tuesday, Dec 18, 7:00 pm Pacific

Conference call information (only your phone carrier's long distance charges apply)

Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7100
Participant Access Code: 167333#

Everyone interested is welcome to listen.

Joining the call to speak about his trip to Syria and Jordan, Peter Lems:

Peter is the Iraq associate at the American Friends Service Committee national office in Philadelphia . He coordinates the efforts of the organization around the country, designs and implements educational and advocacy campaigns, and works with the broader peace movement in the United States. In November 2007 Peter took part in an AFSC assessment team that visited Syria and Jordan to better understand the conditions of Iraqi refugees and explore new areas for AFSC program work. A graduate of Earlham College, he has worked for a variety of organizations focused on the Arab world, including the Palestine Human Rights Campaign, the Palestine Human Rights Information Center - International and the Association of Arab-American University Graduates.

More information on Christian Peace Witness for Iraq:

Thank you for your faithful witness,

Susan Mark Landis
For the Partners of the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq

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Yes, we need donations as we prepare for the March 7, 2008 mass witness in Washington, D.C.


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