Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

Jan. 16, 2020

War is not always inevitable. It is always a defeat for humanity. International law, honest dialogue, solidarity between States, the noble exercise of diplomacy: these are methods worthy of individuals and nations in resolving their differences.
Pope John Paul II

Urge Your Senators to Support the Iran War Powers Resolution

Last week, we were on the brink of war with Iran. For the moment, the United States and Iran seem to have taken a step back — but the situation remains extremely volatile. Click here to read the IHM Leadership Council’s statement about recent military escalation between the U.S. and Iran.

Thanks to pressure from advocates like you, Congress responded. Last Thursday, the House passed the Iran War Powers Resolution to halt further U.S. military action. Now, the Senate must act to prevent war with Iran and it appears that they have enough bipartisan support to do so.

In this moment of heightened tensions, every vote is important. We must be unrelenting in calling on Congress to return to diplomacy, reassert its war authority and prevent yet another endless war in the Middle East.

Click here to contact your senators and urge them to support the Iran War Powers Resolution.

Did you Know?

Saturday, Jan. 25, is the international day of action to say “No” to the possibility of war with Iran. You are invited to join the IHM Sisters, the Monroe County Positive Action Network and the Stronger Together Huddle on that day in a “Monroe Says ‘No’ to War with Iran” rally from 1-2 p.m. at the Custer statue in downtown Monroe. Click here for more information. Not in Monroe? Click here to locate an event near you.

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