Saturday, November 12, 2005

Methodist Bishops Repent Iraq War

94 Methodist bishops have proclaimed repentance from their complicity in the "unjust and imoral war" in Iraq.

Here is an excerpt of the declaration:
". . . we repent of our complicity in what we believe to be the unjust and immoral invasion and occupation of Iraq. In the face of the United States Administration’s rush toward military action based on misleading information, too many of us were silent. We confess our preoccupation with institutional enhancement and limited agendas while American men and women are sent to Iraq to kill and be killed, while thousands of Iraqi people needlessly suffer and die . . .."

The New England Methodist Conference allows you to comment on the declaration on its website.


Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

The bishops are being a tad disingenuous. How can they repent of their complicity, when they were all opposed to the war from the get-go?

Blogger Hellmut said...

That's definitely true. To be fair, the Bishops indicate as much when they say that daily business distracted them from more vigorous resistance.


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