Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Historic Moment for the US and Iran - Write a Letter to the Editor Today

Today, history is being made. The United States and Iran are working toward a deal that lays the groundwork for guarding against a nuclear-armed Iran and a devastating war. With your help, we have been advocating PCUSA General Assembly policy that supports negotiations with Iran.

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Your senators are under intense pressure to pass new sanctions in the coming weeks, jeopardizing this diplomatic success that we’ve all worked so hard for.

Please ask your senators to speak out in support of a diplomatic resolution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear program and in opposition to new sanctions that could sabotage the diplomatic triumphs that the U.S. and Iran have achieved.

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General Assembly Policy 

On Supporting a Peaceful, Diplomatic Solution to the U.S.-Iran Issues — From the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.

The Presbytery of Greater Atlanta overtures the 220th General Assembly (2012) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to:

1.   Reaffirm the church’s support of a peaceful, diplomatic means to resolve the tensions developing as a result of Iran’s nuclear program, between the United States and Iran.

2.   Call for the direct, unconditional negotiations between the United States and Iran with the goal of finding and implementing a peaceful resolution.

3.   Oppose preemptive military action by any nation against Iran.

4.   Call for a renewed effort at all levels – people-to-people, interfaith groups, nongovernmental organizations (NGA’s), and government – to help the United States and Iran eliminate the tensions that have existed between our two nations and to unite the American and Iranian people in a common effort to solve the problems of poverty, illness, and climate change.

5.   Direct the Stated Clerk to communicate this resolution to the church, and to the president of the United States, the Secretary of State of the United States, every member of Congress, the Secretary General of the United Nations, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, and all missions to the United Nations.

For a statement by the Stated Clerk advocating peace not war with Iran go to: