Source: Religion Writers
On January 20, 2003 the Religion Writers reported that "last weekend's antiwar rallies in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco showed that efforts to avert war in Iraq, quietly spearheaded by religious groups months ago, are accelerating. The movement has expanded beyond the traditional 'peace churches' to include members and leaders of most denominations and faiths. Secular groups - from labor unions to the Sierra Club - are joining forces with religious groups, and 41 cities have passed peace resolutions against war in Iraq. From national television ads and rallies to local educational forums and protests, religious groups are trying to make the case that opposition to war is patriotic, moral and mainstream."