MCC joins churches’ call to President Obama on Syria

Syria_response_roof of orphanage overlooking HomsYesterday 24 church leaders, including Ron Byler, executive director of MCC U.S. and Ervin Stutzman, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, sent a letter to President Obama on the crisis in Syria.

The letter urges the U.S. government to “refrain from the provision of military assistance to forces involved in the conflict in Syria….Rather, the U.S. should call for all parties to cease all military activities in Syria and work urgently to de-escalate the crisis, together with other actors in the region and beyond.”

The letter highlights the urgent need for a negotiated, political solution to the crisis and encourages “an ongoing and robust response” to the dire humanitarian situation in Syria and neighboring countries.

Read the entire letter. Give to MCC’s Middle East crisis response.

 

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