More than 125 Christians and Jews signed on to a full-page ad in The New York Times urging President Bush to "turn back from the brink of war on Iraq." It ran Dec. 4 as part of a campaign called "Seasons of Peacemaking," organized by Religious Leaders for Sensible Priorities, a loose-knit group whose chair, Robert Edgar, also is general secretary of the National Council of Churches (www.ncccusa.org). The ELCA is an NCC member.
The ad featured the words of the general secretary of the United Methodist Church's General Board of Church and Society: "It is inconceivable that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior and the Prince of Peace, would support this proposed attack." Bush and Edgar both are members of the United Methodist Church.
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