Friday, October 20, 2006

Anti-Genocide Politics: Petition to President Bush: Save Darfur

Darfur - Stop the genocide

Evangelical leaders from many points of view on politics, humanitarianism, and international relations have taken a united position against the genocide in Darfur region, Sudan. Hat Tip to Sojourners.

Without you, Mr. President,

Darfur doesn't have a prayer.

We come to you from across the evangelical spectrum. We beseech you to act on your faith and do the right thing by leading the world to stop the genocide affecting "the least of these" in Darfur. To date, more than 400,000 people have been killed. 2.5 million displaced. Countless more have been raped, maimed, and tortured: Men, women, and children created in God's image, innocents all. Ending the atrocities will require your personal leadership in supporting the deployment of a strong U.N. peacekeeping force and multilateral economic sanctions. While we often disagree on matters of politics, we are united in the belief that your intervention can make the critical difference in Darfur. We join together now to urge you, in the words of Proverbs 24:11-12, to "rescue those being led away to death." We pledge to do everything we can to rally support in both Congress and the U.N. to support your leadership in ending the horror in Darfur.

Signed by:
[Your name]
[Your address]

Africa > Sudan > Darfur

Initiating Endorsers:

Rev. Rob Bell, Founding Pastor, Mars Hill Bible Church, author of Velvet Elvis
Bishop Charles Blake, Pastor, West Angeles Church of God in Christ, Founder, Save Africa's Children
Dr. Tony Campolo, Baptist evangelist and international speaker
Rev. Rich Cizik, Vice-president for Government Affairs, National Association of Evangelicals
Rev. Luis Cortés, Jr., President, Esperanza USA
Rev. Wes Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary, Reformed Church in America.
Rev. Ted Haggard, President, National Association of Evangelicals
Rev. Dr. Roberta Hestenes, Pastor, Community Presbyterian Church, Former President, Eastern University
Dr. Joel Hunter, President, Christian Coalition of America
Rev. Bill Hybels, Pastor, Willow Creek Church, leader of Willow Creek Association
Bishop Harry Jackson, President, High Impact Leadership Coalition
Dr. Richard Land, President, Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
Rev. Brian McLaren, author, leader in emerging church
David Neff, Editor & Vice President, Christianity Today
Dr. Glenn R. Palmberg, President, Evangelical Covenant Church
Dr. Bob Roberts, Jr., Founding Pastor, NorthWood Church
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Jr., President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Rev. Dr. William J. Shaw, President, National Baptist Convention, USA
Dr. Ron Sider, Founder and President, Evangelicals for Social Action
Rev. Geoff Tunnicliffe, International Director, World Evangelical Alliance
Rev. Jim Wallis, President, Sojourners/Call to Renewal, author of God's Politics
Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, Co-Founder, My Sister's Keeper
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, President, Skinner Leadership Institute
Lauren Winner, author, and Visiting Lecturer, Duke Divinity School
Whatever your faith, whatever faith-community your belong to or none, now is the time join in moving your country's leadership to take on the burden of intervention in Sudan, going up the Organization of Arab States (Sunni countries, like Egypt) who are protecting Sudan and providing a cover for its continued atrocities against the Black Muslim peoples of Darfur region.

- Owlb

Further Research:

Genocide Intervention Newtwork

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