Church Folks for a Better America


A Time Comes When Silence Is Betrayal

Church Folks for a Better America
A project of the Peace Action Education Fund, educational arm of the
Coalition for Peace Action, 40 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

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Statement of Purpose

 

Church Folks for a Better America has been established as an online initiative for peace.  

It hopes to break the silence about the war in Iraq that is still too widespread in our

country -- not least in our churches.   It believes that without new priorities in our

nation's foreign and military policy, a safer world and a better America will not be reached.

 

To that end it promotes The Dove Ad Project and posts supporting materials.

Our 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.

 

Update.  As of August 15 we have raised enough money to place The Dove Ad in several

religious periodicals in September.  We hope this step will help us toward our larger goal

of getting the  ad into a  major newspaper.

 

 

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.

         

 

 
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A Project of the Peace Action Education Fund, educational arm of the
Coalition for Peace Action, 40 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
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