Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
           23 November, 2020


    
Category:  Press » Religion & Faith

 

Jewish, Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders Will Meet With Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Urge Greater U.S. Support for Middle East Peace

Popularity:
         Views: 1610
2007-01-27 20:12:43     
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

A delegation of Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders will meet with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the State Department on January 29 to support increased U.S. engagement in achieving peace in the Middle East.

Leaders who will attend the meeting include: Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington; Bishop Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop, Episcopal Church; Rev. Leighton Ford, President, Leighton Ford Ministries; Rabbi Paul Menitoff, Executive Vice President Emeritus, Central Conference of American Rabbis; Rabbi Amy Small, Past President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association; Sayyid Muhammad Syeed, National Director, Islamic Society of North America; and Imam Yahya Hendi, Chaplain, Georgetown University.

The meeting with Secretary Rice follows the release of a statement, Arab- Israeli-Palestinian Peace: From Crisis to Hope, which was signed last month by thirty-five Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders. The statement from this National Inter-religious Leadership Initiative affirms peace as "an essential of faith" in all three religious traditions and asserts that the United States has "an inescapable responsibility and an indispensable role to provide creative, determined leadership for building a just peace in the Middle East." In a letter sent to Secretary Rice, the religious leaders asked for a meeting with the Secretary and acknowledged her "personal commitment to the creation of a viable, independent, and democratic Palestinian state alongside the state of Israel, with security and peace for both peoples."

The full statement is available at http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/nilistatement.htm.

Specialized in: Muslim - Jewish - Meet - Middle East Peace
URL: http://www.usccb.org
Print press release      Bookmark this page
Related Press releases 
Census Bureau Launches 2010 Census Campaign With New Web Site (Popularity: ): The U.S. Census Bureau today kicked off its communications campaign to reach every resident in America with the launch of its 2010 Census website, 2010CENSUS.GOV. The website will serve as a platform for a national dialogue about how the census develops a "Portrait of America."2010CENSUS.GOV features an animated marquee that symbolizes the Census Bureau's place at the intersection of the American experience. By clicking on images representative of the population, ...
Available for Interview: Two Men Who Disrupted Obama's Speech. Obama, Notre Dame, and Abortion..... (Popularity: ): The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue.To schedule an interview with Dr. Alan Keyes or Norma McCorvey, call 904-687-9804.To interview Joseph Landry, who was the "thundering voice" from within the hall, call 406-860-9738To interview Andrew Beacham - who was the second "thundering voice," crying out for the babies, call 574-524-0600The irony of this is tragic: While President Obama spoke, at least 30 prolifers were in ...
New Children's Adventure Book Reveals Lessons About Armor of God (Popularity: ): Follow a brave little cricket named Kirby on his personal quest for truth in Jennifer Rhodes' new children's book, "Kirby - Big Warrior, Little Warrior: The Making of a King" (published by AuthorHouse), which teaches children the necessary skills of confession, accountability, courage to stand proud and faith in order to walk with God and earn redemption.Kirby's quest begins when the miserable toad king and his army invade the island ...
Historic Meeting With FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin and Louis Gibbs, President of 'The Word Network' (Popularity: ): In a historic move, the Southfield Michigan based internationally viewed "The Word Network" meets with FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin, and Commissioners Michael J. Copps, regarding concerns related to the proposed merger of satellite radio companies Sirius and XM. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080711/CLF036LOGO ) The general consensus is, the series of meetings are considered to be not only history making, but essential in addressing the impact the merger will have on the ...
Lutherans Responding to People Affected by Iowa Immigration Raid (Popularity: ): Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, Iowa, are responding to the needs of people who have been affected by a May 12 federal immigration raid at a Postville meat processing plant. Hundreds of family members of those arrested have taken refuge inside St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Postville, said the Rev. Stephen P. Brackett, St. Paul Lutheran Church. On May 12 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 390 ...

Press release home snapshot 


Related Business 
Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious and Spiritual Leaders (Popularity: ): Leaders from the major religious traditions and from all regions of the world will meet at the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, to pledge themselves to work for peace. Objectives, attendees, workshops, and ways to help.
Middle East Peace Camp for Children (Popularity: ): A summer camp in Seattle, Washington, where Arab and Jewish communities teach peace to Middle Eastern children to take back home.
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. (Popularity: ): News of the middle east, singles events and overall coverage of the Jewish community.
Council for the National Interest (Popularity: ): US lobby organization advocating grassroots support for a balanced US foreign policy in the Middle East, a reduction of aid to Israel, and recognition of an independent Palestinian state the Jewish-Arab state of Israel.
Doko Media LTD. (Popularity: ): Holy Land DVD, Religious Movies CD, Jewish Movies, IDF Movies, Christian Movies DVD, Church Movies, Israel Defense Force DVD, Jewish Films, Jewish Religious Movies, Religious Christian Movie, Israeli Air Force Movies.
The Islamic Society of Greater Lansing (Popularity: ): Information about religious, cultural, educational and social activities of the Muslim community of East Lansing, Michigan.
Jewish Peace Fellowship (Popularity: ): Jewish voice in the peace community and a peace voice in the Jewish community. A nondenominational Jewish organization committed to active nonviolence as a means of resolving conflict, drawing on Jewish traditional sources within the Torah, the Talmud, and contemporary peacemaking sages.
The National Unity Coalition for Israel (Popularity: ): On-line hub for an alliance of Jewish and Christian organizations actively working together to generate support for the Jewish state.
Peace Party Leaders (Popularity: ): Er Naushad AliĀ is an Indian politician who has served the state in many form. His involvement with Peace Party has led him to numerous official positions within his home state of Uttar Pradesh. Among his role as a District president Amroha of Peace Party
Bridging The Gap Ministries (Popularity: ): Bridging The Gap between religious leaders and human service professionals in dealing with issues of abuse and domestic violence. Resources and support for abused women; training for pastors/religious leaders.