EPF Response to Syria

epfEpiscopal Peace Fellowship is a national organization “connecting all who seek a deliberate response to injustice and violence and want to pray, study and take action for justice and peace in our communities, our church, and the world. We are called to do justice, dismantle violence, and strive to be peacemakers.” (You can read more about how to get involved with EPF here. They even have a Young Adult Brain Trust!)

Rev. George Clifford, an ethicist and former Navy chaplain, has written a Just War analysis of possible military action against Syria, which EPF has posted on their site. EPF is opposed to a strike against Syria based on their pledge to peace:

“In loyalty to the person, teaching, and person of Jesus Christ, my conscience commits me to the way of redemptive love: to pray, study, and work for peace, and to renounce, as far as possible, participation in war, militarism, and all other forms of violence.

In fellowship with others, I will work to discover and create alternatives to violence and to build a culture of peace. I urge the Episcopal Church in accordance with our baptismal vows “to renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God”, and to wage peace across all boundaries, calling upon people everywhere to repent, to forgive, and to love.” (from here)

Are you moved to wage Peace?

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