Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Jan. 2003

January 9, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

On January 9, 2003 Religion News Service reported that "as the United States sits on the brink of war, one of the country's most respected Western Buddhist teachers, Sharon Salzberg, is speaking out on how peace-loving Americans of all faiths can make a difference. On New Year's Eve day Salzberg published an opinion piece on entitled The Cultivation of Courage: Achieving Peace in a Dangerous World. In it she encouraged Americans to draw on a personal faith and belief that they can make a difference... 'It is a power of faith,' Salzberg writes, 'that inspires us to step forward into the center of our lives -- to participate, to link up, to reach out to others to work for a better world. And it is a vitality of faith that tells us, however easy it is to forget or be afraid, that the time for communicating, for loving, for risking, for trying, has got to be now.'"

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