Statement by Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation on Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001
We deplore the terrorist attacks in New York City and in Washington D.C., and we send our heartfelt sympathy to the families of those killed and injured in these attacks.
In this time of anger, fear, and grief, we hold our leaders in our hearts, praying that they will act with restraint and compassion and withstand the clamor for revenge. We urge a complete investigation and orderly prosecution of those involved, within the confines of national and international law.
As Americans we need to speak out against the possibility of U.S. attacks that would kill or injure more people, compounding tragedy with tragedy. We need to seriously consider and discuss with others why there is so much antipathy towards the United States in certain parts of the world.
At times like these the choice becomes even more urgent between a future of justice and peace in the world and a future of a fortress America defending its privilege with ever increasing military appropriations and curtailment of civil liberties.
There is another way than the never-ending cycle of violence which consumes the world!
(statement written and posted September 11, 2001)
updated December 6, 2001, web pages posted by Jean Buskin, email@example.com
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