Church Folks for a Better America is an online initiative for peace. Founded by Dr. George Hunsinger of Princeton Theological Seminary in July 2004, it supports The Dove Ad Project (DAP).
Besides raising money to publicize The Dove Ad, the site offers supporting materials. These include select articles from the daily news, political commentary from online sources, peace-related sermons, and anti-war poems.
Their goal is to raise enough money to publish The Dove Ad in at least one major metropolitan newspaper, and elsewhere as funds allow. All contributions are tax- deductible.
The DAP is sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action in Princeton, New Jersey. All financial contributions for The Dove Ad are handled by the Coalition through a secure server connected to a designated fund.
The project rests on two basic convictions.
First that more and more church people, across the political spectrum, are concerned about the war, supporting an early end to the continuing U.S. military presence.
Second that they would concur with these words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
A time comes when silence is betrayal. [People] do not easily assume the
task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war. We
must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but
we must speak. For we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness
so close around us. We are called upon to speak for the weak, for
the voiceless, for the victims of our nation, for those it calls "enemy," for no
document from human hands can make these humans any less our
brothers and sisters.