who we are

Emboldened by faith, serving with joy.

war in iraq

WHEREAS:
A war waged upon Iraq is without substance or need at this time and therefore would be immoral, and

WHEREAS:
The United States, acting unilaterally, would be acting in violation of international law and its own integrity as a signatory to the United Nations Charter, and

WHEREAS:
The people of Iraq have suffered great deprivations and have witnessed the death of thousands of their children because of the sanctions, and

WHEREAS:
War in Iraq would further destabilize the Middle East and cause more deaths by violence and hunger, and

WHEREAS:
The lives of American military would be lost by death and the trauma of war, and

WHEREAS:
The cost of war would be paid by persons in our own country in need of services as military budgets would increase and human services decrease, and

WHEREAS:
As responsible citizens we have a moral obligation to speak to the injustices particularly those done in our name

THEREFORE:
The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids declare ourselves to be opposed to our country making a preemptive strike against Iraq, taking us into an immoral and unjustified war. We further oppose the continuation of sanctions against Iraq that continue to impose genocidal suffering against helpless people.