Tuesday, September 11, 2007

From Sojourners

I got an email from Sojourners today that said, in part, the following:

Dear Ellie,

Today, Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, is testifying before Congress about the Bush administration's troop surge strategy in Iraq – the prelude to a month of tough choices about continuing an immoral and disastrous war.

So far, over 11,000 of you have joined in creating our own "surge" of prayers for peace, seeking courage and wisdom for those serving in Congress. But as the debate over the war heats up, there's much more work to do. Sojourners has big plans for the coming weeks, but we need to know today if we can count on your support.

Will you give $25, $50, $100, or more today to our efforts to organize a Christian voice in opposition to this war?

These next few days are critical, and we need to act now for our voice to be heard. Sojourners is ramping up our efforts to ensure that Congress hears the faith community's cries for peace, and we're already having some success – Rep. Rosa DeLauro has agreed to read a selection of your prayers on the House floor.

But this work requires financial resources, so we need your help.

Time is of the essence, with Gen. Petraeus testifying today and debate beginning imminently. For our plans to be effective, we need to know this week what resources we have available.
Sojourners has been a leading voice against this war from the start, bringing together Christians of every stripe and at every level to speak and act for peace and justice. Your gift will allow us to continue:

* Convening a diverse coalition of leaders from across the theological and political spectrum to speak out publicly;
* Getting the word in the media about the growing Christian opposition to war;
* Lobbying on Capitol Hill to shape the Congressional debate over the war.

At this moment, our leaders are making crucial decisions about the future of this ungodly war. We need to act today to make a difference.

I think this is an important cause to contribute to. We need to send the message that not all Christians are war-mongering fundamentalists.

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