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Conference call briefing: Moral implications of U.S. drone policy

Date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00

You’re invited to a conference call briefing: Moral implications of U.S. drone policy

May 12, 2015
1-2 PM EST

Connect by calling: (641) 715-3580
Access Code: 220-333-130

The rising use of war drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, for unilateral military action is gravely concerning to people across a diverse spectrum of faith traditions. Now, more than ever, we see the deadly effects of continual targeted killings toward communities and individuals selected by a secretive team of administration officials without Congressional or public accountability or oversight. This tactic is not only morally unjust, but undermines U.S. and international laws and threatens national security.

Join the Washington, D.C.-based Interfaith Working Group on Drone Warfare for an update on Congressional activities, country-specific concerns, and find out how you can get more involved in the interfaith effort to end the use of drones and promotion of peace. 

Click here to read the statement from the Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare.

To RSVP, please email: iwg.drones@gmail.com (RSVPs are requested, but not required)

Itinerary:

  • Welcome, introduction to the Interfaith Working Group on Drone Warfare - Nathan Hosler, Church of the Brethren
  • Why people of faith oppose lethal drones-TBD
  • The impact of drones “on the ground”

Perspective of missionaries in Pakistan - Elizabeth Nye, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
The impact of war drones on U.S. military officials - Rev. Chris Antal, Unitarian Universalists, former military chaplain
Update on the situation in Yemen - Will Picard, Yemen Peace Project

  • Legislative update and May 15 National Call In Day – Elizabeth Beavers, Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • How to get involved and stay engaged!- Rev. Robert Moore, Coalition for Peace Action

You can send in your questions prior to or during the call by emailing iwg.drones@gmail.com. Please put "Question" in the subject line.

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