I was shocked and angered that there was no
mention in The Lutheran's October issue of the events of Sept. 11. I
want to know what the ELCA is doing in this time of tragedy and turmoil
and what I can do to help. I found some information on your Web site
(www.thelutheran.org) and am grateful.
you saw in the November issue and again in this issue the ELCA is
heavily involved, and you can help too. Unfortunately, the October
issue already was printed by Sept. 11, but our Web site section on
terrorism was up and updated daily beginning Sept. 18. — Ed.)
long will the church stay silent on the war-mongering that's happening
in the United States? War isn't the answer. It is in itself a terrorist
attack. A church that puts its trust in peace and love toward enemies
cannot stand back and not speak out on the direction our government is
taking. If a viable voice decries the war efforts, others will rally. I
don't think the U.S. citizenry have forgotten so easily the Vietnam War.
Sondra L. Sperati
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