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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-
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.
© 2004-2005 Church Folks for a Better America - All Rights Reserved
A Project of the Peace Action Education Fund, educational arm of the
Coalition for Peace Action, 40 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542