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Speaking Out for Alternatives to Military Action

October 2, 2014

Members of the Viatorian Community submitted an op-ed to local papers to encourage President Obama and Congress to consider using non-military alternatives to deter ISIS militants in the Iraq and Syrian regions.CMSM JP alert

Taking its lead from a letter submitted by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Viatorians looked to Pope Francis, who desribed war, as “senseless slaughter.”

“It drags people into a spiral of violence,” he said, “which then proves difficult to control. It tears down what generations have labored to build up, and it sets the scene for even greater injustices and conflicts.”

In the lastest Justice & Peace Alert, from the CMSM, find out how to contact your congressman and make the case for rolling back such military action, that has resulted in bombing raids that have killed innocent children and unarmed civilians.

The same edition deals with climate control and the divestment of fossil fuels, as well as immigration reform and details about the National Sanctuary Movement, and a video from an ecumenical faith service that mourned the recent victims in the Palestine/Israel conflict.

Read the entire Justice & Peace Alert, here.