As the deadline for sequestration approached, the Viatorian Community joined nearly two dozen national, faith-based institutions in calling on the Pentagon and leaders of Congress to reduce spending to a proportion commensurate with levels prior to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
They co-signed a letter crafted by the Friends Committee on National Legislation and dated Feb. 27, 2013. The committee is the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the group’s mission reflects its historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality and simplicity.
In a budget environment in which military spending has doubled, the letter appealed to leaders of Congress to take a leadership role in rebalancing federal spending priorities — as over a decade of war draws to a close — shifting resources to address the urgent matters of human security that the nation faces.
To find out more about ways of taking action, visit: http://fcnl.org/issues/checkbook/