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PRESS ADVISORY: Faith Leaders Call for Diplomacy, Not War, With Iran

July 3, 2019

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 3, 2019--

On Tuesday, June 9 th, national faith leaders will convene on Capitol Hill to speak out against a morally and religiously indefensible war with Iran. Amidst escalating tensions between the US and Iran, speakers will call on all Christian leaders, theologians, clergy, and laypersons to choose peace over more war. The speakers will also call on legislators to support an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to ensure the president cannot take unauthorized unilateral military action in or against Iran.

Read the full statement here.

Who: Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, CEO and co-founder of Skinner Leadership Institute
Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International
Carlos Malavé, Executive Director of Christian Churches Together
Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches
Diana Ohlbaum, Senior Strategist and Legislative Director for Foreign Policy for Friends Committee on National Legislation

When: Tuesday, July 9 th, 10:00 AM

Where: Front steps of the Methodist Building
100 Maryland Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Timothy McHugh at tim@fcnl.org.

View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190703005365/en/

CONTACT: Timothy McHugh

tim@fcnl.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA IRAN MIDDLE EAST DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER GOVERNMENT RELIGION CONGRESSIONAL NEWS/VIEWS PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONSUMER PUBLIC POLICY

SOURCE: Friends Committee on National Legislation

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