Christian leaders express support for Iran deal

Ron Byler, MCC U.S. executive director, and more than 50 other Christian leaders sent a letter to Congress yesterday urging them to support the negotiated agreement with Iran.

The letter states:

We live by God’s call to “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14). After decades of hostility, the international community has crafted a nuclear accord to limit Iran’s nuclear program and prevent the United States from moving closer toward another devastating war in the Middle East….

As Christians, we feel called to speak out for the possibility of peace. As faith leaders from the only country that has ever used nuclear weapons in war, we have a particular responsibility to speak boldly when opportunities arise that lead to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation at home and around the world. This historic accord moves us one small step closer to a world free of nuclear weapons.

Read the full letter | Urge Congress to support the agreement 


  1. Ralph Krehbiel

    What about all the pundits who claim this is the worst deal to hold Iran accountable. I also hear there several secret deals the Administration isn’t telling us about. I don’t believe we can expect Iran to be forthcoming with their nuclear plans when their stated plans are to kill as many Israelis and infidels as possible.

  2. Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Ralph. The agreement has many ways to hold the various parties accountable to their commitments, and the head of the Arms Control Association has called it a “very strong, very comprehensive nonproliferation agreement.” On the “secret deals,” these are agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency regarding the process for international inspections. The IAEA regularly enters into such agreements on a confidential basis as part of their work of inspecting nuclear programs. You may want to read more about the agreement on our Frequently Asked Questions page at

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