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

March 13, 2003

Source: Daily Tribune

On March 13, 2003 the Daily Tribune reported that "a collection of local churches is amassing anti-war forces while President George Bush courts international support for action against Iraq... A rally called 'People of Faith for Peace and Against a Pre-emptive War on Iraq' is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Greater Grace Temple... in Detroit. Local religious leaders expect members of nearly 2,400 metro Detroit parishes - about 5,000 people - to attend... 'It's not only interdenominational, it's interfaith,' said the Rev. Harry Cook of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Clawson. 'We have Buddhists, priests, right across the board. The faith communities are fearful and distrustful of this rush to war, most especially because the Bush administration has so disrespected our historic allies.'"