We condemn Mr. Putin’s threats, and implore you not to respond with nuclear weapons should he carry them out. We urge you to show great restraint, and to do everything in your power to deescalate the conflict, to seek dialogue with Russia, and take immediate, concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament.
Now is the moment to hold CBP and other law enforcement in the United States accountable, and point to the reforms that will open a new chapter, one where human rights and life are paramount and protected at all times for all people.
The costs of this program to the taxpayer, the environment, local communities, and the communities upon which the U.S. and its allies will wage war are too high to justify. It is time for the government to prioritize the welfare of human beings and the planet over military superiority and the weapons industry’s profits.
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The Church does not have a party, and never will, but she has a side, and always will: the side of justice and peace, of truth and solidarity, of love and equality, of religious freedom and the secular state, of social inclusion and the good life for all. That is why its ministers cannot fail to take a stand when it comes to defending the life of human beings and of nature. ... Let us see Jesus in the face of each person, especially the poor who suffer, and not in human authorities who manipulate them in the name of an ideological project of political and economic power.
For real progress to be made at COP27, world leaders need to actively promote responsible renewable energy by recognizing that human rights are central to the climate response.
The Egyptian authorities must take meaningful steps to address the human rights crisis, including by lifting restrictions of civic space and ending their crackdown on peaceful dissent. We recognize that effective climate action is not possible without open civic space.
There is no justification for the use of nuclear weapons. The sheer scale of their destructive capability would risk planetary annihilation and a humanitarian armageddon. A wide array of faith leaders and interfaith groups around the world have agreed that nuclear weapons are intrinsically immoral weapons that must never be used.
Creator of All,
From your communion of love your Word went forth to create a symphony of life that sings your praise.
By your Holy Wisdom you made the Earth to bring forth a diversity of creatures who praise you in their being. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
It is sobering to recall that in World War I the world’s major powers drifted and blundered into a war which none of them wanted and which was ruinous for all of them. Mr. President, for the sake of the entire human family, we urge you to press for the resumption of arms control negotiations without further delay.
We urge [Congress] not to leave Americans and people all over the world vulnerable to continued risks of more death, disease and economic disruption from these public health emergencies.
The United States should not support any particular party or sector or demand that Haitians take a particular path towards democracy. A stable and just Haiti - which is in the interest of Haitians and the US government alike - requires that Haitians lead and own their democratic process.