This week we continue to call on President Biden to support a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. Hundreds of thousands of lives hang in the balance.
Fellow Catholics are joining us in our efforts. Last week, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns organized a letter to Pres. Biden with over thirty other Catholic groups asking for an immediate ceasefire. Please help us by calling the White House.
Call and Email the White House
Call the White House Comment Line at 202-456-1111. Hours of operation are 11am to 3pm ET, Tuesday - Thursday. Or leave a comment on the White House comment page here.
Pray for Peace
Join The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph and other vowed religious communities for a 20-minute prayer for peace on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 12:30pm ET. Find more information here.
Suggested talking points:
As a person of faith, I am deeply concerned about the escalating violence and suffering in Israel and Gaza. I ask Pres. Biden to call for a ceasefire now.
I want to thank President Biden for everything he has done so far to work for the release of the hostages held by Hamas. I ask him to keep them and the innocent civilians in Gaza who are also in need of protection, at the center of his efforts.
I also want to thank the President for his words in Israel, calling for restraint. I ask that he continue to prioritize words and actions that de-escalate the conflict. The humanitarian situation in Gaza has become catastrophic and is counter to the Catholic value of promoting the sanctity of human life.
I also ask Pres. Biden to focus on protecting human life by calling for a humanitarian ceasefire now, to allow for more corridors of humanitarian aid to reach the people in Gaza in urgent need of food, water, shelter, medical care and electricity.