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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.

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Lenten Prayer. Please stand with the ICC and pray this prayer with us.

"O 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."
Reflection: Finding a Voice for Justice: A Reflection on the 10th Anniversary of the First Voices for Veritas Delegation to Iraq.

:In 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
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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 needed).

Urge the Obama administration to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach to assisting the millions of displaced Iraqis.

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