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MUST BE ANOTHER WAY: March 6, 2009
LENT 2009: Dominican Call to Fast
The Iraq Coordinating Committee invites you to a Lenten Fast and Action
on behalf of the 4 million refugees that are displaced as a result
of the war in Iraq. While the economy at home is so much the focus
of attention, do not forget that even in a strained US economy, people
are suffering around the world.
Lenten Prayer. Please
stand with the ICC and pray this prayer with us.
Lord of peace rain peace on us, O Lord of peace, grant
peace to our land. Have mercy, O Lord, on your
people and do not keep us in enmity forever."
a Voice for Justice: A Reflection on the 10th Anniversary of
the First Voices for Veritas Delegation to Iraq.
1999, the first U.S. Dominicans travelled to Iraq in solidarity with
the people of that country who, by that time, had endured nine years
of economic sanctions imposed by the UN at the start of what we now
refer to as “The First Gulf War.” A burgeoning relationship
with our Iraqi Dominican sisters and brothers was the great gift
of that first delegation. Two more delegations followed in 2000 and
2001. READ MORE
We encourage you to ask your Congressional members to sponsor
HR 6496, known as the Hastings Bill. This is the best
bill for increasing response to Iraq. View
this flash video for a few more details. (no other software
Urge the Obama administration to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach
to assisting the millions of displaced Iraqis.