Posts Tagged: iran

Praying and acting for wisdom and creative alternatives to war with Iran

What should be done about Iran and their nuclear capability? While some advocate bombing Iran, Presbyterians and other followers of Jesus call for restraint. On Feb. 21, General Assembly Stated Clerk, the Rev. Gradye Parsons, wrote to President Obama expressing concern. His letter notes that: “The Christian tradition we share urges us to seek limits… Read more »

Red Hands continue to work

Congo agrees to treaty that bans child solders; Ethiopia signs In late July 2010, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mailed drawings of red hands and messages to the Mission of Congo and the Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations as…

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Indonesia seeks ratification of the CTBT

Indonesia announced today that it will seek ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, dropping its demand that it would only do so after United States had ratified the landmark agreement. The announcement marks the most significant non-proliferation commitment by…

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Protect Iranian protestors

This post is based on reports from Amnesty International (U.S.A.). Amnesty International urges concerned individuals to contact Iranian authorities on behalf of Iranians arrested for protesting election results. Since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner in the June 12…

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Pray for peace – July 5

This week’s Spiritual Nurture for Peacemakers includes prayers for July 4, Iran, Peru, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These prayers may be used or adapted in personal devotions or corporate worship.

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Pray for peace – June 22

This week, Spiritual Nurture for Peacemakers features prayers for Disability Access/Inclusion Sunday, Iran, and Peru. The prayers may be adapted or used in private prayer or corporate worship.

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North Korea, Iran, and Disarmament

Reflecting on North Korea, Iran, and Disarmament, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson notes that there are many questions about what is happening and what to do about it, particularly for those working for a world free of nuclear weapons. Wigg-Stevenson addresses two myths…

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Speak against violence in Iran

Demonstrations in Iran, following the June 12 elections, apparently are being met with violence. Amnesty International reports that as many as five students at Tehran University were shot dead over the weekend and another person was wounded when security agents…

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Keep up with events in Iran

Here are a couple places to follow events in Iran: MSNBC is posting updates as is the BBC. Some of the best information appears to be coming from people in Iran who share their insights via social networking. Go to…

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