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  • Writer's pictureDavid Carlson

Wednesday, March 20, 2024: We call on our government for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024: We call on our government for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.



Dear Sisters and Brothers of Emmaus: Here's a beautifully written (and tragic) letter written by Marcie Dahlen that we can use to send to family, media outlets, other churches and congregations and politicians. The beauty is that Marcie has drafted something that we can use as the core of a communication that can be added to etc.

 

There will be copies to sign on Sunday.

 

Here's the letter:


The Emmaus Faith Community of Sonoma County is an inclusive community of faith inspired by a passionate commitment to peace and social justice. We call on our government for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.  We see it as a moral imperative, and join other faith communities in denouncing what amounts to genocide.  Without addressing the political problems in the Middle East that have persisted for generations, the humanitarian issue is a moral imperative.


Services that the United Nations considers basic human rights, have been destroyed in Gaza.  The Israeli government has destroyed water treatment plants, power grids, sewer systems, hospitals, housing, phone systems, schools, mosques, churches, and food distribution points.  We are horrified that thousands of children have been slaughtered or orphaned.  According to the Wall Street Journal 3/18/24, around one million people in Gaza are suffering from starvation while Israelis block the flow of aid.  Perhaps most troubling is that our tax dollars pay for the weapons fueling this genocide.


There will be no end to the suffering until the US decides Enough!  We have the influence.  We must have the moral will.  Stand up!  Speak up!  It is up to us.


Note from Mary and Ed: Sunday is Palm Sunday and Ed and Mary are celebrating. They're asking anyone who has palm branches to bring them to our celebration.





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