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Last Updated:10/15/04
Letter to presidential candidates from 25 national and 715 local U.S. religious leaders, October 14, 2004

October 14, 2004

Dear President Bush / Dear Sen. Kerry:

As representatives of a broad range of U.S. churches and faith communities we are calling upon you as a presidential candidate to commit to a serious reassessment of current U.S. policy towards Colombia. We believe it is time to envision a new strategy to respond to the needs of both nations and to work for the peace and security of our respective peoples.

Colombia is one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a religious leader, a promoter of peace, or human rights defender. The danger is consistently brought to light as astonishing numbers of religious and civil society leaders are assassinated, threatened and detained. The suffering of the Colombian churches and their call to us for assistance and solidarity compel us to appeal to you to seriously consider recommendations for a new U.S. policy toward Colombia that are outlined below.

We believe it is of great importance for the United States to remain engaged with the government of Colombia and Colombian civil society organizations, but to do so in a manner that will support aspirations for a just and sustainable peace as well as effectively address our shared concerns about drug production and consumption.

In this light, we respectfully urge you to include the following recommendations in a new vision for U.S. policy towards Colombia:

I. A greater commitment to a negotiated, political path towards peace.

After forty years of an ever-escalating armed conflict that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands, Colombian Catholic and Protestant church representatives have been clear that a negotiated political process, though difficult and contentious, is essential to the resolution of the current conflict. Every effort should be made to achieve a politically negotiated peace process inclusive of civil society participation, and based upon verification of ‘truth, justice and the provision of reparations for the victims of war.’

We call upon both Presidential campaigns to make a greater commitment to support Colombian and international efforts towards a negotiated resolution of the conflict in Colombia.

II. Increased attention to social concerns as a preferred long-term strategy to sustainable peace.

The conflict in Colombia and involvement of peasant farmers in coca production is deeply rooted in social and economic exclusion of many of its citizens. Many of the areas most in conflict have little or no social infrastructure or viable economic options. Strategies that rely primarily on military aid or fumigation, and provide only limited social investment in local communities, will not create lasting change.

The United States can make a significant positive contribution to long-term peace and stability in Colombia by shifting the focus of its foreign aid towards a much greater emphasis on effective social development. There are an increasing number of initiatives throughout the country of local governments, churches, and civil society coming together to create lasting alternatives to overt violence and the inequality and poverty that have sustained it. These initiatives, and the communities they serve, could greatly benefit from development funding – with long-term benefit for thousands of people.

The situation of internal displacement in Colombia is a crisis of staggering proportions – and one of the most serious in the world. Almost three million people have been displaced from their homes since 1985. Churches locally and internationally are responding to the great needs of Colombia’s internally displaced, a group that most aptly represents the human face of suffering in the country. We are grateful for the attention provided to refugees and internally displaced persons through U.S. aid, and see this as a positive contribution of U.S. policy toward Colombia. Yet much more remains to be done.

We call for a greater proportion of the U.S. aid to Colombia to be dedicated to investment in sustainable development, humanitarian aid and the defense of human rights.

III. Humane drug policies that meet the needs of those most directly impacted.

We share a deep concern about the consumption and production of illicit drugs. Billions of dollars have been spent on fumigation and interdiction yet, drug consumption continues unabated in our communities, drug offenses have exploded the prison populations, and treatment programs go under funded. This approach is not working.

The churches and faith communities in the U.S. and Colombia are painfully aware of the devastation of drugs in the lives of individuals, families and our communities. We see the end results every day and minister to affected families. It is precisely because we are so well versed in the human costs of the drug crisis that we are well placed to call for effective drug policies that will have lasting impact in all of our communities.

As the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s January 2004 Pulse Check Study of drug abuse in 25 U.S. cities states: powder and crack cocaine remains readily available and there are no clear positive trends on price and purity. As church organizations, we do not claim expertise on the best demand reduction strategies, but we urge you to shift the focus of current drug policy.

We call for increased drug treatment programs and realistic, pragmatic prevention strategies as a much more sustainable and humane way to achieve the goal of reducing drug abuse in the United States.

Thank you for your attention to the great courage and great needs of our Colombian brothers and sisters. We hope to work with you as we seek durable solutions for all affected communities.

Signed,

National Heads of Communion and Faith-Based Organizations

Rev. John L. McCullough
Executive Director and CEO
Church World Service

Rev. Dr. Robert Edgar
General Secretary
National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA

Rev. Ronald D. Witherup, S.S.
President
Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Kathryn Wolford
President
Lutheran World Relief

Bruce Wilkinson
Senior Vice President
International Programs Group
World Vision

Rev. John Thomas
General Minister and President
United Church of Christ

The Reverend Mark S. Hanson
Presiding Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

James Winkler
General Secretary
General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church, USA

Rev. Dr. Clifton Kirkpatrick
Stated Clerk
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Rosanne Rustemeyer, SSND
Executive Director
U.S. Catholic Mission Association

Ken Hackett
President
Catholic Relief Services

Rev. Kenneth Gavin, S.J.
National Director
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

Gail E. Mengel
National Board Minister
Church Women United

Carolyn Krebs, OP
President
Dominican Leadership
Dominican Sisters
Elkins Park, PA

Marie Dennis
Director
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Joe Volk
Executive Secretary
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Jim Wallis
Editor
Sojourners Magazine

Arlene DiMarco
Vice President
National Council of Catholic Women
Harrisburg, PA

Maureen Fenlon, OP
National Coordinator
NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby 

Rev. Ron Stief
Minister and Team Leader
Washington Office
United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries

J. Daryl Byler
Director
Mennonite Central Committee, Washington Office.

Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton
Auxiliary Bishop,
Archdiocese of Detroit
Detroit, MI

Rev. Elenora Giddings Ivory
Director
Washington Office
Presbyterian Church, (USA)

US Jesuit Conference 
Roman Catholic
Washington, DC

Richard Parkins
Director
Episcopal Migration Ministries
Executive Council
Sisters of St. Francis

Brian Terrell
Executive Director
Catholic Peace Ministry
Des Moines, IA

Krisanne Vaillencourt
Executive Director
Witness for Peace

Patricia Clark
Executive Director
Fellowship of Reconciliation USA

Jim Atwood
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Sister Mary M McGlone
Executive Director,
FUVIRESE USA
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Denver, CO

Dr. Monika K. Hellwig
President
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Washington, DC

Phil Reed, M.Afr.
Coordinator, Justice and Peace Office

North American Province
Society of Missionaries of Africa

Leaders from Communities of Faith

The Rev. Russ Melby
Iowa Director, Church World Service
Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Des Moines, Iowa

Gary L. Cozette
Director
Chicago Religious Leadership
Network on Latin America (CRLN)

Rev. Dr. Ted Farrar
Regional Director
Greater Mid Atlantic
Church World Service/CROP

Rev. Lois M. Powell
Minister and Team Leader
Justice & Witness Ministries
United Church of Christ
Cleveland, OH

Chuck Warpehoski
Director
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sister Magdala Thompson, RSM
Board Member
Quest for Social Justice
Mobile, Alabama

Brian Stefan-Szittai
Program Coordinator
InterReligious Task Force on
Central America
Cleveland, OH

Angela Berryman
Coordinator
Latin America and the Caribbean
American Friends Service Committee

Rodolfo P. Jimenez
Lake Regional Representative
Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Church USA
Chicago, Illinois

Mary E. Nitzsche
Regional Pastor
Ohio Conference of
Mennonite Church USA
Wooster, OH

John Clark Pegg
Regional Coordinator
Witness for Peace - Upper Midwest
Duluth, MN

Andrew C. Mills
Chair
Witness for Peace-MidAtlantic
Philadelphia, PA

Adalberto Santiago
Director
Missionary Relief Society
Puerto Rico

Edith Rasell
Minister for Labor Relations and
Comm. Econ. Dev.
Justice & Witness Ministries
United Church of Christ
Cleveland, OH

Hazel L. Riggs
Coordinator
Mississippi Disciples Women
Disciples of Christ
Tupelo, MS

Dr. Kent J. Ulery
Conference Minister
Michigan Conference
United Church of Christ
East Lansing, Michigan

Rev. Nancy S. Taylor
President Massachusetts Conference of the
United Church of Christ
Framingham, MA

Rev. Jane Heckles
Conference Minister
So. Cal. Nevada Conf.
United Church of Christ
Altadena, CA

Chairperson Anne Griffis
Action/Global
United Church of Christ
Washington, DC

The Rev. James E. Boler
Acting Conference Minister
Florida Conference
United Church of Christ
Orlando, Florida

Chief Ovate Rev. Sarah-Andrea Morrigan
Trillium Assembly Cynulliad Triliwm
Portland, Oregon

Revered Rey Diaz
Hispanic Caucus of the Wisconsin Annual
United Methodist Church
Port Edwards, Wisconsin

Natalia Cardona
Assistant Coordinator
Latin America and the Caribbean
American Friends Service Committee

Kenneth E. Briggs Jr.
Associate Conference Minister
Ch, Lt Col, USAF (ret.)
Iowa Conference
United Church of Christ
Des Moines, IA

Rev. H. Kurt Wieser
Chairperson
Church in the World Department
WRA, United Church of Christ
Cleveland, Ohio

Susan Mark Landis
Peace Advocate
Executive Board
Mennonite Church USA
Orrville, Ohio

The Rev. William F. Krenz
Chair World Hunger Committee
Lower Susquehanna Synod ELCA
Harrisburg, PA

Brittany Nelson
Lutheran Church
Saddle River, New Jersey

Reverend Fidelia A. Lane
Public Education Task Force
First Church in Windsor, UCC
Windsor, Connecticut

Senior Minister Susan Thorne
Country Club Congregational UCC
Kansas City, MO

Associate Conference Minister
Rev. Jim Morgan
Connecticut Conference
United Church of Christ
Hartford, CT

Mr. Dale Lindsey
Archwood UCC
Cleveland, Ohio

Reverend Stephen Halsted
Community United Church of Christ
Raleigh, NC

Dominick J. Di Noto
UCC
Cloverdale, California

Pastor Jolene J. Cadenbach
Arcadia Congregational Church
Arcadia, California

John W. Becton
United Church of Christ
Chapel Hill, NC

Associate Pastor Marilyn Pagán
Good News Community Church, UCC
Chicago, IL

Associate Conference Minister for
Policy & Finance
Dawn Hammond
Massachusetts Conference
United Church of Christ
Framingam, MA

Minister for Health & Wellness Programs Barbara Baylor
Justice & Witness Ministries
The United Church of Christ
Cleveland, Ohio

Gerald Snyder and Carolyn Cain
United Church in Tallahassee
United Church of Christ
Havana, FL

Central Area Minister
The Rev. Laura Lee Kent
Massachusetts Conference
United Church of Christ
Worcester, Massachusetts

The Reverend Mark Robert Seifried
United Church of Christ
United Congregational Church, UCC
Worcester, MA

Rev. Roger Pohl
Ecumenical Center
First Congregational UCC - Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Minister Mary Harris-Koth
St John UCC
United Church of Christ
Billingsville, Missouri

Rev. Dr. Bruce P. Bouchard
Grace United Church of Christ
Hanover, PA

Elizabeth Massa
St. John's UCC
Emmaus, PA

The Rev. Dr. Roger O. Sherwood
United Church of Christ
Onekama, MI

Elizabeth A. Horvath
United Church of Christ
Crawfordville, FL

Pastor Rev. Charles H. Maney
Spring Valley UCC
Spring Valley, Illinois

Moderator Dan Welburn
Pilgrims' United Church of Christ
Fruitland Park, Florida

The Rev. Tom F. Driver
Professor of Theology and Culture Emeritus
Union Theological Seminary
New York, NY

Pastor Rev. Earl W. Miller, Jr.
NH Conference UCC, CWA
Center Harbor Cong. Church, UCC
Center Harbor, NH

Dorothy M. McKoin
Sebastopol, CA

Lois Pryor
Alameda, California

ShirlianneOlsen
Fullerton UCC
Fullerton, CA

Rose Rushin
United Church of Christ
Huntsville, Alabama

Doris Hoffenberg Jones
First Church of Christ
Glastonbury, Conn.

Kristiine Cole
Peace and Justice Committee
College Community Congregational Church
Fresno, CA

Jean Muir
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Great Falls, MT

Marilyn McCulloch Rampley
Shadow Rock Congregational Church
Phoenix, AZ

Dee Erb
First Plymouth United Church of Christ
Milford, NE

Rev. Willem VandeKamp
First Congregational Church
Alameda, CA

Chair Linda Mahan
Justice and Peace Ministry Team
Plymouth Congregational Church UCC
Fort Collins, CO

Elizabeth Benbrook
UCC
Irvine, CA

Treasurer Annette L. Hanson
Worship Committee
Hyde Park Mennonite
Boise, Idaho

Senior Pastor Rev. H. Kurt Wieser
Liberation Church
United Church of Christ
Lakewood, Ohio

Rev. Charlotte K. White
United Church of Christ
Guilford, CT

Kathleen Peppard
Lay Minister
Community for Interfaith Celebration
Olympia, WA

Conference Minister John Deckenback
Central Atlantic Confernce United Church of
Baltimore, MD

Reverend Lowell H. Brown
Retired from Church World Service
St. Matthew United Methodist Church
Frankfort, IN

Rev. Sharon Von Blohn
United Church of Christ
Mifflinburg, PA

The Rev. Valerie Coe Lowder
Congregational Church of Pinehurst
Pinehurst, North Carolina

Sr. Minister Rev. David W. Ragan
Justice and Witness Ministries
Shadow Rock United Church of Christ
Phoenix, AZ

Janet McManus
St. Luke's United Church of Christ
Philadelphia, PA

Anne Pyciak
St.Paul United Church of Christ
Sterling Heights, Michigan

Loletta Barrett
United Church of Christ
Claremont, CA

Dana Dolsen
Organizer, Eco-Faith
Holladay United Church of Christ
Holladay, Utah

Donald Hall
United Church of Christ
Jacksonville, Florida

Joan Leof
Peace UCC
Rochester, MN

Jenifer Breeze
United Church of Christ
Claremont, CA

Nancy M. Sales
First Congregational,
United Church of Christ
Birmingham, AL

Reverend Joyce Lovejoy
United Church of Christ Clergyperson
New Boston, New Hampshire

Polly Stage Harris
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
Durham, NC

Mrs. Naomi W Faust
Brookmeade Congregational UCC
Nashville, TN

Beverly Ellingwood
UCC
Webster, NY

Mrs. Laurin Hagen
UCC Peace & Action
Custer Community Church
Custer, SD

Elder Patricia Mena
Faith United Church(Presbyterian & UCC)
Oswego, New York

David E. Cave
United Church Of Christ
Moose Lake, MN.

Chaplain Rev. Michael Kirchhoff
United Church of Christ
Hanover Park, Illinois

Bonita J. Hanson
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Woodbury, MN
Rev. Sharon A. Benton
United Church of Christ
New Haven, CT

Pastor Joshua
Fellowship of Hope Mennonite Church
Elkhart, IN

Felicity Figueroa
Advocates for Peace and Justice
Irvine United Congregational Church
Irvine, CA

John Bryner
UCC
Chambersburg, PA

Dr.of Theology Ernest Pipes
Unitarian Universalist Church
Santa Monica, CA

Board Chairman Delmar R Yoder
Church Board
Morgantown Church Of The Brethren
Morgantown, WV

Professor Emeritus Delane E. Welsch
Retired
UCC
Mounds View, MN

Rev. Kay Welsch
Retired
United Church of Christ
Mounds View, MN

Gail L. Holmes
Plymouth Cong. United Church of Christ
Madison, WI

Douglas A. Stuart
Eliot Church of Newton
Newton, MA

Susan B. Snow
Peace Dale Congregational Church
Wakefield, RI

Aleita Hass-Holcombe
Just Peace Committee Chair Just Peace
Corvallis, UCC
Corvallis, OR

Rev. Dr. Sandra S. Hulse
First Congregational Church UCC
Palo Alto, CA

Wallace T. Many
Colombia Sister Church Comm
First Church of Christ, Congregational
Middletown, CT

Minister for Global Sharing of Resources Susan M. Sanders
United Church of Christ
Cleveland Heights, OH

Jacqueline Raposo
Wilton, CT

Board Member Richard Schuster
Local Church Ministries
United Church of Christ
Troy, Michigan

Ms. Susan Gabbard
United Church of Christ
Fort Thomas, KY

Rev. Roger Burkhart
United Church of Christ
Rochester, NH

Mary Beth Hill
Plymouth Congregational UCC
Des Moines, IA

Alyson Knop
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Nashville, TN

Retired Pastor Don R, Norenberg
United Church of Christ
Fairview Park, OH

Rev. Dr. Ralph and Verna Faisst
Peach Church
Kewaskum, Wisconsin

Hope Nelson-Pope
Alexandria, VA

Conference Minister Wade Schemmel
Northern Plains Conference UCC
Bismarck, ND

Pastor Mendle Adams
United Church of Christ
St. Peter's United Church of Christ
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jeanine Elliott
Community for Interfaith Celebration
UCC
Olympia, WA

Flora Durfee
Sonoma Congregational Church, UCC
Sonoma, California

Licensed Lay Minister Catharine Cline Bryant
Hudson Mohawk Association, United Church of
Green Island, New York

Inez George
Casas Adobes CC,UCC
Tucson, AZ

Richard A. Skinner
Colombia Sister Church Committee
Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship
Boise, Idaho

Delegate Irving L. Chidsey
Chesapeake Association, UCC
Webster Congregational Christian Church of the
Havre de Grace, Maryland

Rev. Diane Dunn
UCC
White Plains, NY

Clare Lindsey
Mission Committee and
Seeds of Hope
First Congregational Church of Southington
Southington, CT

Carol A. Johanningsmeier
Suffolk, Virginia

Rev. Cindy Maddox
Associate Pastor
First Congregational United
Church of Christ
Asheville, NC

Linda Hill
Plano, TX

The Reverend Mr. Lester D. Helmeczi
United Church of Christ
Lebanon, PA

Pastor Paul Godshall
Durham Mennonite Church
Mennonite Church - USA
Durham, NC

Laura Saller
Community Church of Christ of
Franconia, NH
Bethlehem, NH

Lilian Grainger
Bainbridge Island, WA

Matt Tooley
Plymouth Congregational Church
Syracuse, NY

JoAnn Ross
Eggertsville United Church of Christ
Eggertsville, New York

Mr. Gordon R Sherman Jr
UCC So. Church Concord NH
Concord, NH

Pastor Frederic Franzius
Mohegan Congregational Church
Uncasville, CT

Harvey and Mary Larson
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Elizabeth Griswold
United Church of Christ
Los Angeles, California

Deacon Jean Anderson DeVito
First Congregational Church
Southington, CT

Rev. Luther C. Pierce
United Church of Christ
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Rev. Dr. Norman B. Bendroth
United Church of Christ
Cambridge, MA

 

Chairperson Alice Jurcik
Mission Outreach Committee
2nd Congregational Church, UCC
Greenfield, MA

Reverend Jean M. Alexander
Maine Conference
United Church of Christ
Yarmouth, ME

Project Support Coordinator - CPT Colombia Kryss Chupp
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)
Chicago, IL

Dorothy Dale
First Congregational Church
Bellingham, WA

Pastor Barbara Gunsel-Mearns
United Church of Christ
Westminster, MD

Katy Walsh
Catholic
Chicago, IL

Mr. Andrew Stickney
Missoula, MT

Sally May
Jeffersonville, VT

Rev. Laura Westby
United Church of Christ
Thomaston, CT

Rev. Cally Rogers-Witte
Conference Minister
Southwest Conference
United Church of Christ
Phoenix, Arizona

Moderator Rebecca Anderson-Jones
Suisun Fairfield United Church of Christ
Suisun, CA

Rev. Dr. Diana C. Gibson
Presbyterian
Menlo Park, CA

Erik Gardner
Philosophy Lecturer
University of Hawaii
Kaneohe, HI

Nancy Wellman
Toledo Campus Ministry
Sylvania United Church of Christ
Toledo, Ohio

Patricia Morton
Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church
Los Angeles, CA

Mr Ralph B. Brown
Min. Social Outreach,
United Church of Christ
Wheaton, MD

Rev Dr Elsa Patt
Retired Minister
Peace UCC
Rochester, MN

Janet Haarvig
Social Justice
Flathead Valley United Church of Christ
Kalispell, MT

Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw
United Church of Christ
Minneapolis, MN

Nora Matthews
First Congregational Church of Southington
Southington, CT

Rev. Barbara Schenk
UCC
Canaan, CT

Rev. and Ph.D. Hugh Sanborn
Peace and Justice Ministry
Plymouth Congregational Church,UCC
Fort Collins, CO

Ms. Jeri Bair
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
Toledo, OH

Sr. Minister Rev. David W. Ragan
UCC South West Conf. Justice & Witness
Shadow Rock United Church of Christ
Phoenix, AZ

David Williams
Unitarian Universalist
Asheville, NC

Co-Moderator Kristina Burnett
United Church of Hayward, UCC
Hayward, California

Mrs. Jean Townsend
Congregational UCC
Newton, Iowa

Susan R. Yates
United Church of Christ
Alexandria, VA

Rosalie Robson
Justice and Witness Area
Coordinating Team
University Congregational United Church
Missoula, Montana

Rev. Dr. Anne L. Guild-Donovan
Reformed Church in America
Tyrone, NY

Theresa Lever
Coordinating Member
Just Peace Advocates
Vermont Conference
United Church of Christ
Randolph, VT

Senior Pastor Rev. Louise Higginbotham
United Church on the Green
UCC
New Haven, CT

The Rev. Kimberly Buechner Fouse
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Cold Spring, KY

Richard C Berlo
Pilgrim UCC
Cleveland, Ohio

Laurie A. Dermody
East Congregational Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Covenanted Minister Rex E. Piercy
Congregational United Church of Christ
Arlington Heights, IL

Pastor Rev. Ian Lynch
First Congregational Church
Brimfield, MA

Karen Miller
First Congregational Church, UCC
Long Beach, CA

Clergy Rendell A. Davis
UCCSWC, Member of Justice & Witness, Comm. SWC Rincon UCC
Tucson, AZ

Moderator Rev. Jordan E. Dickinson
So. West VT Association, UCC
United Church of Christ
Dorset, VT

Rev. Brad S. Lutz
Hospice Chaplain
United Church of Christ
Wilton Manors, FL

Deacon Darrick A.Evans
Evangelist
St.Peters
Cincinnati, Ohio

Rev. Stephanie Pipes Curran
Disciples of Christ
Owensboro, KY

The Rev. Dale A. Hempen
Associate Conference Minister
Massachusetts Conference
United Church of Christ
Plymouth, MA

Pastor Frank Groggett
Union, UCC
West Palm Beach, Florida

Rob Hanson
Colombia Sister Church Committee
Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship
Boise, Idaho
Dr. Mark Henry Miller
Conference Minister
South Central Conference/
United Church of Christ
Austin, Texas

Pastor Rev. Lucille
Oxford United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ
Oxford, CT

William C. Snyder
ELCA
York, PA

Charlotte Hull Whiting
Middle East Peace Vigil
Salem United Church of Christ of Rohrerstown
Lancaster, PA

Rev. Vilma M. Machín
Justice and Witness Ministries
United Church of Christ
Cleveland, Ohio

Rev. Lynne M. Simcox
Interim Conference Minister
Montana Northern Wyoming Conference
United Church of Christ
Billings, Montana

Mrs. Commu Julia Millerr
Community United Church
Raleigh, NC

JoAnn Consiglieri
St. Leo's
Boyes Springs , CA, CA

Ms. Elizabeth Gafford
Congregational
Rochester Hills, Michigan

Martin Anderson
Church Council Member
First Congregational Church of Chicago
Chicago, Il.

Rev. Stephen H. Schuette
Sr. Pastor, Salem Evang. UCC
United Church of Christ
Quincy, IL

Sylvia Baxter
United Church of Christ
Quincy, Illinois

Rev. A. C. Cuppy
Disciple Peace Fellowship
Disciples of Christ
Raymore, MO

Rebecca Herron
Christian Education Coordinator
United Church of Christ
Augusta, Maine

The Rev. Pamela A Moeller, PhD.
Congregational UCC
Valley City, ND

Chair Nels Henry
Church and Ministry Committee
Western Association
Illinois Conference UCC
Canton, Illinois

Gregory Potts
Chicago Theological Seminary
Church of the Open Arms, Oklahoma City
Chicago, IL

Mary Sterling
AFSC
Natick, MA

mr alex brown
first plymouth congregational ucc
littleton, co

Stefanie Collins
San Antonio, TX

Sheri L. Randolph
United Church of Christ
Barstow, CA

Ms. Sarah Wyatt
Little River UCC
Annandale, VA

Wallis Calaway
Woodridge United Methodist Church
Woodridge, IL

Doctor Harold Landwehr
United Church of Christ
Marion, IL

Moderator Carolyn Modeen
UCC
Sun City, AZ

Reverend Tracy L. Hughes
United Church of Christ
Sandusky, OH

Jeanne Ward
Community United Church of Christ
Champaign, IL

Ms Gina L Nye
Norwich, CT

Mary K. Gedert
Catholic
Detroit, MI

Reverend Richard Griffis
First Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Washington, DC

Reverend Cameron Kaufman-Frey
Morgantown Church of the Brethren
Morgantown, WV

Cynthia Buxton
Peace/Justice task Force
Kingston Congregational Church
Narragansett, R.I.

Ms Jean Rich
Wellesley Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Wellesley, MA

Theresa Schimmel
Wakefield, RI

Gina Massoni
First Congregational
Church of Walla Walla
Walla Walla, WA

The Rev. Linda Mines Elliott
Meridian United Church of Christ
Wilsonville, Oregon

Rev.Mary Alice Butkofsky
Justice and Peace Ministries
PCC- United Church of Christ
Lancaster, PA

Ms. Juli Kring
Amnesty International Local 23
Gethsemane UCC
Houston, Texas

Shannon Pease
First Congregational
Colorado Springs, CO

Rev. Dearthrice DeWitt
Associate Minister
First Congregational Church of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rev. Dr. Jerrold L Foltz
Associate Conference Minister
Central Atlantic Conference
United Church of Christ
Centreville, Virginia

Cheryl Langley Duys
Director of Educational and Youth Ministries
First United Church of Christ
Northfield, Minnesota

Reverend Edna Shiflet
Disciples of Christ
Hamilton, Ohio

Pastor Rev. John H. Mack
Frist Congregational
United Church of Christ
Washington, DC

Pastor David W. Poe
Kewanee, Illinois

Rev. Hector E. Lopez
Conference Minister
Central Pacific Conference
United Church of Christ
Portland, Oregon

Reverend A. Rebecca West
Justice and Witness Board
Plymouth Congregaqtional United Church of
Washington, D. C.

Director of Christian Ed. Shayna Appel
Centre Church
United Church of Christ
Brattleboro, Vermont

Pastor Karl Limvere
Zion United Church of Christ
Medina, North Dakota

Rev. Dr. Carl P. Wallace
Executive Associate
Justice and Witness Ministries
United Church of Christ
Cleveland, Ohio

Rev. Leslie Ritter-Jenkins
First Congregational Church of Western Springs
Western Springs, IL

Professor Emeritus Ann Zerkel
Kirkwood College
Faith United Church of Christ
Iowa City, IA

 

Julie Boswell
Cleveland, OH

Minister for Hispanic Relations Rev. Candita Bauza-Mattos
Office of General Ministries
The United Church of Christ
Cleveland, Ohio

J B Davis
Trinity United Church of Christ
Columbus, Ohio

Ph. D. Eric Paul Jacobsen
United Church of Christ
First Congreg. Church of Madison (UCC)
Madison, WI

Mr. James L. McFadden
JustFAITH team
St. Leo's Catholic Church,
Sonoma, California

Rev. Malcolm Himschoot
United Church of Christ
Denver, CO


Rev. Charlene Hinckley
United Church of Christ
Casper, Wyoming

Keri Riedel
Youth Advisor
Plymouth Congregational UCC
Aberdeen, SD

Professor Philip Wingeier-Rayo
Centro Cristiano Hosanna
Monroe, NC

Reverend Rachel Reeves Schwab
First Presbyterian Church
Neenah, WI

The Rev. John A. Nelson
United Church of Christ
Dover, MA

Mr. Romeo Ramirez
Ciw
Immokalee, FL

Thomas J. Longino
Orinda Community Church
Orinda, CA

Rev. Erin Martin
Southern Pines United Methodist Church
Southern Pines, NC

Elinor Dunnewold
Mission and Service Team
United Church of Christ
Mt. Vernon, OH

Ronald S. Leaman
Trinity United Church of Christ
Wooster, Ohio

Dr. Thomas A. Duggan
Regis University
Roman Catholic/Jesuit
Denver, Co

Reverend Tom H. Tucker
United Church of Christ
Tyler, Texas

John H. Shehan
Southampton, MA

Reverend Tom H. Tucker
United Church of Christ
Tyler, Texas

Jean Coffman
Church of the Crossroads UCC
Honolulu, HI

Pastor (Retired) Robert C. Lane
United Church of Christ
Windsor, CT

Dorothea Nelson
UCC, Plymouth Cong. Church
Syracuse, NY

Joan B. Moyher
Orange Congregational
United Church of Christ
Orange, CT

Jennifer Hill
UCC
Chicago, IL

Yeuell Kay
Maitland, FL

Rev. William H. Daniels
St. Peter's United Church of Christ
Lancaster, PA

Rev. Mr. William B. Strange Jr.
Roman Catholic
White Sulphur Springs, WV

Deacon Nancy Escue
Hope United Church of Christ
Alexandria, Virginia

Co-Moderator Bryan Olson
Student Executive Committee
United Theological Seminary
New Brighton, Minnesota

Chris Peterson
United Church of Christ
MODESTO, California

Rev. Timothy C. Downs
Conference Minister
Southeast Conference, UCC
Atlanta, GA

Jacob Laden
Hope for Colombia
FOR
Madison, WI

Marjory J. Taylor
Virginia Beach, VA

Lora Rathbone
Shalom United Church of Christ
Richland, WA

Judy Sullivan
Church of the Savior, United Church of Christ
Knoxville, TN

Rev. Lauren Padgett
Central Illinois Chapter
The Interfaith Alliance
New Church United Church of Christ
Peoria, IL

Rev. Charles A Kagenda
Emmanuel Reformed UCC
Export, PA

Barbara Joellenbeck
United Church of Christ
First and St. Stephen's UCC
Baltimore, MD

Pastor Joe Roos
Mennonite Church USA
Riverdale, MD

Rev. Daniel R. Hamlin
Greenbelt Community Church
United Church of Christ

Linda M. Bxiby
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Worcester County Ecumenical Council
Worcester, MA

James Hofsteen
Outreach Committee
First Congregational/UCC
Madison, WI

Pastor Dick Mann
Christ United Curch of Christ
Dupo, Illinois

Reverend Robert G. Long
Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area
Minneapolis, MN

Pastor Julia Rendon
Crossroads United Church of Christ
Indianola, IA

Richard Engelhard
UCC
Middletown, CT

Amy Johnson
Youth Director
Wayside UCC
Federal Way, WA

Sandra Dumais
United Congregational Church, UCC
Worcester, MA

Richard Cardell
United Church of Christ
Jacksonville, FL

Rev. Caroline Zaworski
First Congregational United
Church of Christ
Corvallis, OR

Rev/Mrs James and Elizabeth Deitz
United Church of Christ
Oberlin, OH

Rev. Linda M Huff
Interim Minister
First Congregational Church
Bloomfield, CT

Diane Crofts
Mission Committee
United Church of Christ
Newburyport, MA

Wesly Moore
First Congregational Church of Pasadena, UCC
Pasadena, CA

Elder Alfred Aeppli
Mac Pl UC Peacemakers
Macalester Plymouth United Church
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Reverend Larry E. Turpin
United Church of Hyde Park
Chicago, IL

Rev. Bruce S. Dean
United Church of Christ
Judson Memorial Church
New York, NY

Jeffrey Emrich
Wilmette, IL

Rev. Karen Schmeltekopf
Minister
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
San Angelo, Texas

Rev. Dr. Christine Smith
United Church of Christ
Little Canada, MN

Sister Francis Kearney, O.S.U.
Just Faith,Peace & Justice Committee
St. Leo's Catholic Parish
Boyes Hot Springs, California

Mrs. Marilynn Snider
Chicago, IL

Pastor Pastor Dianne Kiesz
United Church of Christ
Eureka, SD

Rev. Jean M. McCusker
Shelton Congregational Church
Shelton, CT

Rev. Jennifer Stoos
Minneapolis, MN

Marilyn Kohring
St. John United Church of Christ
Dayton, OH

Sr. Miriam Spencer
Sisters of St Joseph of Peace
Bellevue, Washington

Andrea
Justice and Peace Action Network
United Church of Christ
Portland, OR

Ellen Campos
Kirk of Bonnie Brae UCC
Denver, CO

Ms. Olivia Simonich
UCC/Friends Congregational
College Station, TX

Liana Rowe
Justice and Witness Ministries
Southwest Conference UCC
Phoenix, AZ

Rev. Wayne and Louise Dalton
Ladera Community Church
United Church of
Portola Valley, CA

Chairman Nelson R. Murphy (Rev.)
Social Action Committee
Ponds Reformed Church
Oakland, NJ

Rev. Alan C. Miller
Conference Minister
Penn Northeast Conference
United Church of Christ
Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Psychologist & Concerned US Citizen Cheryl Stallings, Ph.D.
Methodist Social Principles Advocate
St Francis United Methodist Church
Cary, NC

Rebecca Powell
Walkersville, Maryland

reverend bruce edwards
friedens united church of christ
united church of christ
jefferson city, MO

Rev. Jan Gregory-Charpentier
United Parish of Upton, UCC/UMC
Upton, MA

Rev. Andrew R. Gustafson
Associate Conference Minister for Stewardship
Massachusetts Conference
United Church of Christ
Framingham, Massachusetts

Jennifer Gingras
Director of Christian Education
Trumbull Congregational Church, UCC
Trumbull, CT

Amy Strang
Youth Group
Avon Lake United Church of Christ
Avon Lake, OH

Ms. Donna L. Goodnow
JPANet
United Church of Christ
Chicago, IL

Mr Robert Allen
Church of the Redeemer (UCC)
Westlake, OH

Christine Kwong
New Brighton United Church of Christ
New Brighton, MN

David Fields
First Congregational Church of
Lebanon, CT

Fran Collier
Chairperson Social Concerns Committee
1st Congregational UCC
Sarasota, FL

Mark B. A. Cappetta
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
San Mateo, CA

Michael O. Daly
Captain Eagle Lake, MN
Precint volunteer
United Church of Christ
Mankato, MN

Charles Nielsen
Portland, Oregon

Rev Kenneth Kennon
Southside Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church USA
Tucson, AZ

Chris Hofmann
UCC
Mukwonago, WI

Suzanne W Nichols
President of Leadership Council
Church of the Open Arms UCC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pastor John Livingstone
First Congregational UCC
United Church of Christ
Canton, Illinois

Janus Wilhelm
Church on the Hill
Salem, Oregon

Katie Griffin
Bethany Christian Church
Disciples of Christ
Evansville, Indiana

The Rev. Richard O. Moore
United Church of Christ
Claremont, California

Convener Curt Luck
Spiritual Enrichment Group
Ladera Community Church
Portola Valley, California

Mr Bill Laben
Boulder, CO

James Moore
First Congregational United
Church of Christ
Washington, DC

Dr. Sally Buckner
Peace & Justice Mission Group
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Raleigh, NC

Mr. David Flood
Catholic
St. Bonaventure, NY

Nancy McGuire
Denver, CO

Mrs. Phyllis Ward
Zion United Church of Christ
Henderson, KY

Sarah Rentzel Jones
United Church of Christ
Lancaster, PA

Roger Dartq
Deerfield, Illinois

Sarijane Moorman
New Hope United Church of Christ
Owensboro, Kentucky

The Rev. John A. Nelson
United Church of Christ
Dover, MA

Rev. Robert Strommen
United Church of Christ
Lakewood, Ohio

Mrs. Elizabeth Lincoln
Episcopal Church
North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Tricia O'Hara
First Congregational Church of Sonoma
Sonoma, CA

Dr. Elaine McDuff
Truman State University
Ames UCC Congregational
Ames, IA

Rev. Kristi L. Foster
Associate Pastor
UCC Congregational
Vermilion, OH

Michael Vogt
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Peoria, AZ

Rev. Charles Ross
Retired Clergy
United Church of Christ
Portland, OR

Dr. William F. Simpson
Associate Professor
Shenandoah University
United Church of Christ
Winchester, VA

Lydia Polomski
Woodmont United Church of Christ
Milford, CT

Mark Rosenfeld
St. Francis United Methodist Church
Cary, North Carolina

Amanda Peck
United Church of Christ
Waynesboro, Tennessee

Charles H Copeland
Windsor, CT

Justin L. Hart
Wooster, Ohio

Linda Alberda
Church in the World & F.O.R.
United Church of Christ
Cleveland, OH

Lyndsey Ellis
Project Hope
Dorchester, MA

Barbara G. Underwood
Second Congregational Church/UCC
Coventry, CT

Gabriel Gardner
United Church of Christ
Fort Wayne, IN

Jennifer Van Buskirk
Church of the Apostles
United Church of Christ
Lancaster, PA

Minister Melinda Keck
The First Congregatioal Church of
Kent, CT

Susan Meyer
Community of Hope/UCC
Tulsa, OK

Ashwinee Sadanand
New Britain, CT

Rev. Jeffery F. Hammonds
United Church of Christ
Claremont, North Carolina

Jason Oshetsky
Pittsburgh, PA

Rev. Steven H. Jones
Director of Spiritual Care
Chaplain
United Church of Christ
Muskego, Wisconsin

Margaret Galabrun
United Church of Christ
East Wakefield, NH

Judy Kropf
United Church of Christ
Orrville, OH

Gabrielle Meury
United Church of Christ
Claremont, CA

Bobbi Dykema Katsanis
Seattle, WA

Ms. Darla Anelli
San Jose, CA

Patricia Williams
Director Youth Ministries
Youth Ministries NH Conference UCC
United Church of Christ
Concord, NH

Ferne Clements
Cleveland, OH

Moderator Kathleen A. Harder
Faith Mennonite Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rev. Mary Cathcart
Northwest Christian Church
Arlington, TX

Mr James H Jorgensen
Ames, IA

Kimberley Korb
United Methodist Church
Apex, NC

Terrence J Wells
Old South Church
Boston, MA

Wayne Steffen
Mennonite Community Church
Mennonite Church USA
Fresno, California

Pamela Vernardo
United Church of Christ
Chicago, IL

Ann W. Curby
First Church in Cambridge,
Congregational, UCC
Cambridge, MA

Dr. Seth Parker
Professor of Accounting
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of
Owensboro, Kentucky

C0-CHAIR Regina Berenback
Social Action and Justice Ministry
Barrington Congregational Church, UCC
Barrington, RI

Rev. Tanya Stormo Rasmussen
Teaching Pastor
United Church of Christ
Norwell, MA

Moderator Eric Canon
Forest Grove United Church of Christ
Forest Grove, OR

Co-chairperson Faith Madzar
Pax Christi Massachesetts
Catholic
Natick, MA

Cecile Gilson
Coordinator Justice & Wider Church
CT Conference UCC
Hartford, CT

Reverend Carol Ahrens
United Church of Christ
Mosinee, WI

Mrs. Jean Greenlaw
Shadow Rock Congregational UCC Church
Phoenix, AZ

Rev Barbara Currie
Deering Community Church, UCC
Deering, NH

Donna Olson
United Church of Christ
Rockford, Illinois

Rev. Ron Serino
First Congregational Church of St. Louis (UCC)
St. Louis, MO

Rev. Dr. Gordon E. Ellis
Senior Minister
First Congregational Church
Soutington, CT

Minister Albert H. Keller
Circular Congregational Church UCC
Charleston, South Carolina

Katherine F. Lindquist
Youth Co-Leader
Church of the Savior
United Church of Christ
Knoxville, TN

Barbara Garlock
NC Conference, Church & Society Board
St. Francis United Methodist Church
Cary, NC

Rev. Susan Jelinek
Peace Seekers
United Church of Christ
Cincinnati, OH

Rev Barry Cass
Somers Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Somers, Connecticut

Rev.Dr. Charles McCollough
Christ Congregation
United Church of Christ
Princeton, NJ

Moderator Jim S. Martin
First Congregational U.C.C.
Ashland, Oregon

Jack and Lorry Denniston
Chapel Hill, NC

Rev. Madeline Edwards
First Congregational UCC
Rock Falls, IL

MSW Jennifer McCalley
UCC
Oakland, CA

Diane Bucchianeri
Fellowship Congregational/
United Church of
Tulsa, OK

Reverend Jane L. Ellefson
Federated Church UCC/PCUSA
Columbus, NE

Marcia C McLaughlin
Spiritual Director
Richmond Beach UCC
Shoreline, WA

Dorothy M Kimball
First UnitedCongregational Church
Billings, Mt

RASHID EL AMIN
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Dennis Apuan
Justice and Peace Ministry
First Congregational United
Church of Christ
Colorado Springs, CO

Rev. Craig Hoffman
Justice & Peace Committee
Archwood United Church of Christ
Cleveland, OH

Rik Reynolds
Peacemakers for Christ
Joyce, WA

David Gerth
United Church of Christ
St. Louis, MO

Fran Mason
Portland, Oregon

Katharine N. McLean
United Church of Christ
Windsor, CT

Peggy Ramsey
United Church of Tallahassee
Tallahassee, FL

Minister Philip E. Kunz
Peace UCC
Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Jesse Richard Weaver
United Church of Christ
Seattle, WA

Rev. Gordon Hills
ELCA
East Troy, Wisconsin

Mary Ann G. Stibbe
Sylvania United Church of Christs
Sylvania, OH

Judith Nehring
United Church of Christ
Reinbeck, Iowa

Rev. Albert H. Thompson III
United Church of Christ
Mankato, Minnesota

Rev. Dr. Martha Ann Baumer
United Church of Christ
East Alton, Illinois

Margaret A. Osborn
United Church of Christ
Southington, Connecticut

Gloria Anderson
Peace with Justice Committee for Minneapolis and St. Paul Area Synods, ELCA
St. Paul, MN

Jacqueline F. Adams
United Church of Christ
Sarasota, FL

Pastor and Teacher Jeffrey Spencer
United Church of Christ
Carnation, Washington

Mr. Lawrence C. Steinmetz
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Miami, Florida

Ms Elva Katheryn Beckel
Presbyterian Church USA
Indio, CA

Rich Rohde
Ashland UCC
Ashland, OR

Rev. Annette Olsen
United Church of Christ
Durham, NC

Ellie Sanders
Associate Pastor for Youth and
Christian Education
United Church of Christ
Evansville, IN

Pastor Emeritus Lloyd J Austin
Congregational Church of Chico, CA
Chico, CA

David D. Shelton
Christiansburg, VA

Ira M. Weissman, MD
United Church of Christ
Malone, NY

Ms. Andrea Simonson
United Church of Christ
Otsego, MN

Anne G Stires
Verona, NJ

Audrey Anderson-Olmstead
United Church of Christ
Quincy, MA.

Barbara Dively
Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Rev. Gregory Garland
United Church of Broomfield
Broomfield, CO

Erin Balleine
UCC
Miami, FL

Kenneth C. Wolensky
Faith United Church of Christ
Grantville, Pennsylvania

Alexandra Boyer
New Jersey

Youth Leadership--Social Justice/Service Committee Kevin Kelly
TGIF: Teens Growing In Faith
Saint Mary Magdalene Parish Community
Willowick, OH

Youth Minister Paula Kampf
TGIF: Teens Growing In Faith
Saint Mary Magdalene Parish Community
Willowick, OH

Chair Janet S. Gregan
Missions Committee
North Branford Congregational Church, U.C.C.
North Branford, Connecticut

Tami
Oceanport, New Jersey

Daniel Rothe
College Park, MD

Amy Appleton
Lutheran
Oceanport, NJ

Dorothy J. Many
United Church of Christ
Windsor, CT

Pastor Bonnie L. Haase
United Church of Christ
Colchester, CT

Myron Zerger
Witness Commission
Trinity Church of the Brethren
Dearborn, Michigan

John G. Volkening
Wellington Ave. United Church of Christ
Chicago, Illinois

Pastor Craig Schaub
Plymouth Congregational UCC
Syracuse, New York

Social Action and Awareness Commission
First Congregational UCC
Washington, DC

Rev. Toni Smith
Connecticut UCC Peace and Justice committee.
Chester, Ct.

Pastor Hispanic Ministry Noemi P. Mena
National City Christian Church
Washington, DC

Pastors Steven W. Goering & Susan Ortman Goering
Columbus Mennonite Church
Mennonite Church usa
Columbus, OH

MS Dobu Hall
Church of the Redeemer, UCC
New Haven, CT

Reverend Sharon P. Blackburn
United Church of Stonington
United Church of Christ
Stonington, CT

Becky Felton
Peace and Justice Advocate
Perkasie Mennonite Church
Perkasie, PA

Doris Hoffenberg Jones
First Church of Christ
Glastonbury, Connecticut

Pastor The Rev. Robert A. Moore
Niantic Community Church
Niantic, CT

Rev. Lee Anne Ireland
UCC
Niantic, CT

Rev. Carole Carlson
Associate Conference Minister
CT Conference
United Church of Christ
Hartford, Connecticut

Reverend Ellen Petersen
E&R, United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ
Wallingford, CT

Rev. Jim Morgan
Associate Conference Minister
Connecticut Conference
United Church of Christ
Hartford, CT

Rev. David W. Ragan
Sr. Minister
Shadow Rock United Church of Christ
Phoenix, AZ

Sister Virginia Welsh
Community Minister
Sisters of St. Francis
Tiffin, Ohio

Seminarian Ray Holland
United Church of Christ
Lancaster, PA

Associate Pastor Pamela Bro
Orange Congregational Church
Orange, CT

The Rev. H.R. Chorpenning III
Sr. Minister
Plymouth Congregational UCC
Ft. Collins, CO

Hanan Watson
Chair All Souls Peace Task Force
Unitarian Church of All Souls
New York, NY

Cecile Gilson
Coordinator Justice & Wider Church
CT Conference
UCC
Hartford, CT

Vicar Karin R. Mitchell
St. Francis' Episcopal Church
Dunellen, NJ

Caroline D. Mulligan
Missions Committee
United Church of Christ
North Branford, CT


Justin L. Hart
Ohio Working Group on Latin America
Wooster, Ohio

The Reverend Susan Page Townsley
Connecticut Conference
United Church of Christ
Norwalk, CT

Rev. Beverly Lewis
Immanuel United Church of Christ
Dubuque, IA

Rev. Barbara J. Libby
Interim Northern Regional Minister
CT Conference UCC
United Church of Christ
Hartford, CT

The Reverend Ronald T. Evans
Senior Minister
First Congregational Church of Darien, UCC
Darien, Connecticut

Rev. Persida Rivera-Mendez
Council for Hispanic Ministries, UCC
Iglesia Cristiana Nueva Esperanza, UCC
East Hartford, CT

James L. Swarts
Episcopal Church, U.S.A.
Rochester, NY

Reverend Mark Pilletere
United Church of Christ
Taftville Congregational Church
Taftville, Connecticut

The Rev. Dr. David W. Anderton
Director of Home and Congregational Renewal
The Youth and Family Institute
Bloomington, MN

Karen Libra
Youth and Education Committee
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Roseville, MN


The Reverend Kenneth Kennon
Tucson SOA Watch
Southside Presbyterian Church
Tucson, AZ

Senior Minister John Hall
First Church of Christ, Congregational
United Church of Christ
Middletown, CT

Pastor The Rev. Nancy W. Svalberg
North Branford Congregational Church
North Branford, CT

The Reverend John Selders, Jr.
Amistad United Church of Christ
Hartford, CT

Minister Rev. Dr. Diane Christopherson
Member of the Executive Council, UCC
Dummerston Congregational Church UCC
Dummerston, VT

Katrina Siladi
United Church of Christ
Guilford, CT

Regional Minister, Connecticut Conference Rev. Kent Siladi
United Church of Christ
Guilford, Connecticut

Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree
Conference Minister
Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ
Hartford, CT

Associate Conference Minister
Jerrold L. Foltz
Central Atlantic Conference
United Church of Christ
Centreville, Virginia

Dr. Priscilla Smith
AFSC of Northeast Ohio
Akron, Ohio

Sister Linda Francl
Sisters of Saint Joseph
Cleveland, Ohio

Pastor of Discipleship Ministries
Siri C. Dale
Trinity Lutheran
Stillwater, MN

Jill S. Peterson
Roseville Lutheran Church
Roseville, MN

Miss Angela Hummel
Augustana College ACSJ
Augustana Chapel
Sioux Falls, SD

Velma Rice
Lay Leader Bible Study
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
League Ctiy, Texas

Dr. Randy Nelson
Dir. Contextual Leadership Initiative
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, MN

Pamela K. Dettmann
Zion Lutheran Chirch
Muscatine, IA

Loretta Ishida
Secretary
Board of Directors
Lutheran World Relief
Tucson, AZ

Jack Loppnow
Executive Director
Parish Planning Council
Ascension Lutheran Church
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chris Moser
Mission, Peace and Service Commision
Mennonite
Bluffton, Ohio

Gerald Aaker and Judy Aaker
Lutheran
Kenyon, MN

Kristie Anderson
Trinity Lutheran Church
Stillwater, MN

Garnet Ellertson
Our Savior's Lutheran
Circle Pines, Minnesota

Paul Peterson
Homelessness Prevention Advocate
Person to Person (Non-profit organization)
St. Philips Catholic Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ms. Caryn Stone
Branch of Hope Ministries
ELCA
St. Paul, MN

Chair Mary Mathis
Board of Mission and Action
Central Congregational UCC
Atlanta, Georgia

Professor of Religion J. Denny Weaver
First Mennonite Church
Bluffton, Ohio

Sherry Kim
Lutheran
North Oaks, MN

Malissa Haslam
Presbyterian USA
Santa Fe, NM

Nancy Bennett
Santa Fe, NM

Rev. H. Kurt Wieser
Committee Chairperson
Church In The World Committee, Western Reserve
United Church of Christ
Cleveland, Ohio

Sr. Pastor Rev. H. Kurt Wieser
Liberation Church
United Church of Christ
Lakewood, Ohio

Mrs. Natalia Mayer
St. Mark Catholic Church
Boynton Beach, FL

Peace Secretary Vernice Begly
Willow Springs Mennonite Chuch
Tiskilwa, IL

Jodi Carter
Spiritual Task Force Facilitator
Zion Lutheran Church
Minneapolis, MN

Chris Westermeyer
Vice President of Church Council
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Shoreview, MN

Constance Beck
Lutheran
St. Paul, MN

Lyn Clark Pegg
Just Peace Committee
Peace U.C.C.
Duluth, MN

Ashley M. Marchand
Christian
Houston, TX

Sally Westermeyer
Life and Growth Committee
Lutheran
Roseville, MN

Pastor Rev. Rich Foss
Plow Creek Mennonite Church
Tiskilwa, Illinois

clinical social worker Hannah Hackworth
Mennonite
Jacksonville, Florida

Hannah Pusey
Harvest Christian Church
Seaford, De.

Pastor Rus
Crossroads Community Church
Johnstown, PA

Christine Longenecker
Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster
Lancaster, PA

Minister Rev. Barbara Gerlach
First Congregational Church UCC
United Church of Christ
Washington, DC

Susan Mark Landis
Peace and Justice Support Network
Mennonite Church USA
Orrville, Ohio

The Rev. Valerie R. Storms, M.Div., B.C.C.
Staff Chaplain
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Alliance of Baptists
Gainesville, FL

Rev. Myron Schrag
Eighth St. Mennonite Church
Goshen, IN

Wayne Martin
Community Mennonite Church
Willow Street, PA

Spiritual Director Nancy J. Brubaker
Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster
Lancaster, PA

Clerk Donald C. Smith
Gainesville Friends Meeting
Gainesville, Florida

Peace & Social Concerns Comm. Gene & Richard Beardsley
Gainesville Quaker Meeting
Gainesville Quaker Meeting
Gainesville, FL

Retired Pastor D.. Paul Mishler
Grace Mennonite
Rileyville, VA

Reverend Pam Dintaman
Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster
Lancaster, PA

Mrs. Gloria Chynoweth
NETWORK, Pax Christi, Catholic Relief Services
Catholic
Gainesville, FL

Pastor John Stoltzfus
Lombard Mennonite Church
Lombard, IL

Mary Ellen Lehman
Crossroads Community Church
Johnstown, PA

Coordinator John K. Stoner
Every Church A Peace Church
Mennonite
Akron, PA

Kamal Feriali
Mercy Corps/Jordan River Foundation
Emmanuel Mennonite Church
Gainesville, Florida

Monty Keeling
Emmanuel Mennonite
Gainesville, Florida

Mark Moser
Emmanual Mennonite Church
Lake City, Fl

Reverend Tim Lozier
St. Augustine Catholic Church
Gainesville, FL

Pastor Eve MacMaster
Emmanuel Mennonite Church
Gainesville, FL

Amanda Garces
Peacemakers
Hyde Park United Methodist Church
Tampa, Florida

Mrs. Rose Whiteside
Hyde Park United Methodist
Tampa, Florida

Timothy Stoltzfus-Dueck
Mennonite Church USA
Princeton, NJ

Tim Yoder
Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship
Boise, Idaho

Barbara Shelly
Reba Place Church
Evanston, IL

Natalia Mayer
Boynton Beach, FL

Steven L. Mullet
Mennonite Church USA
Berlin, OH

Pastor John Heyerly
Meadows Mennonite Church
Chenoa, IL

Pamela J. Richart
Co-Chair Colombia Sanctuary Taskforce
Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ
Chicago, IL

Martin Lehman
Bahia Vista Mennonite Church
Sarasota, FL

Sara Romeis
Constituency Outreach and Support
Lutheran World Relief
Lutheran/Presbyterian (USA)
Baltimore, MD

Stan De Boe, OSST
Justice and Peace Director
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Silver Spring, MD

Alan Curt Wands, PA
Coordinator Social/Pastoral Health Project, Bajo Atrato, Choco Colombia
Quaker
Berkeley, CA

Jeanette Hernandez
Peace & Justice Committee
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
Chicago, IL

Anton Flores
Leadership Team member
LaGrange Mennonite Fellowship
Mennonite
LaGrange, GA

John E. Dister, S.J.
Provincial Assistant for Social Ministries
Detroit Province Social Ministsry Office
Detroit, MI

Kenneth W. Johnson
Doyelstown Religious Society of Friends Peace and Concerns Committee
Doylestown, PA

Malissa Haslam
Presbyterian Church USA
Santa Fe, NM

Robert J. Scullin, S.J.
Provincial
Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus
Detroit, MI

Rev. Francis J. Schuele
Staff Associate
Catholic Diocese of
Kansas City-St. Joseph

Marge Wissman
Sisters of St. Francis
Oldenburg, IN

Sr. Marge Wissman
Justice and Peace Director
Sisters of St. Francis
Oldenburg, IN

Tom Vinton
Mission Committee
St. James Catholic Church
Liberty, MO

Vicki Vinton
Mission Committee
St James Catholic Church
Liberty, MO

Grace Hawkins
President
Lotus Publications, Inc.
Amnesty International
Port Orchard, WA

John Hess
Roslindale, MA

Parrish W. Jones and Anne Barstow
National Committee Members
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
Nyack, NY

Dorothy J. Doherty
Board Member
Nashville Peace & Justice Center
Presbyterian Peace with Justice
Nashville, TN

Jorge Rojas
Misioneros Claretianos
Chicago, IL

Fred Casselman
The Earth Echo Galleries
Framingham, MA

Kelly Epstein
Social Minister
Social Advocacy
St. Anne Catholic Community
Tomball, TX

Rev. Thomas G. Cwik, SJ
Provincial Asst. for Social Ministries
Jesuits of the Missouri Province
St. Louis, MO

Kay Furlani
Director
Human Concerns Office
Archdiocese of Newark
Newark, NJ

Sister Mary Jacinta Doyle
U.S. Regional Minister
Franciscan Sisters of the Poor
Cincinnati, OH

Farid De La Ossa
Claretians
Chicago, IL

Mark Schroeder, O.F.M.
Co-Director
Franciscan Friars of St. Barbara
Province, JPIC Office
Oceanside, CA

Ramon Mejia
Coordinator
Movement for Peace in Colombia
Jackson Heights, NY

Mary Jo Pfander
Greater Dayton Pax Christi
Pax Christi USA
Dayton, OH

Jeffrey Scheeler
Franciscan Friars
Cincinnati, OH

J. Sheahan
Peace and Justice
St. Nicholaus
Laguna Niguel, CA

Philip Aaron
Assoc Director
Center for Social Concern
Univ of Dayton
Dayton, OH

Victoria Compton
Director
Office for the Missions
Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
Springfield, IL

Illinois

Paul & Adrienne Kalmes
Chairpersons
FaithJustice Committee
St. Anne Catholic Community
Barrington, IL

Sr. Betty Kenny, OSF
Justice & Peace Network Chairwoman
Rochester (MN) Franciscan Community
Rochester, MN

S Mary Kay Flanigan OSF
8th Day Center for Justice
Chicago, IL

Lucia Torres-Simon
Alianza
Christian
Bay Point, CA

Sister Virginia Welsh
Community Minister
Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio
Tiffin, OH

John McGuire
Roman Catholic
Canandaigua, NY

James Zelinski, OFM Cap
Director of JPE Office
Capuchin-Franciscans, St Joseph Province
Detroit, MI

Ann Suellentrop
Just Faith
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Kansas City, Kansas

Sr. Gladys Marhefka
Social Justice Coordinator
Sisters of Charity of Montreal, Grey Nuns
Lexington, MA


Bernadette Sullivan
Mission Team Member
Holy Union Sisters
Milton, MA

Office of Public Policy
S.F. Archdiocese
Catholic Church
San Francisco, CA

Gina Vodola
Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ

Linda Van Valkenburgh-Mills
Methow Valley Society of Friends
Quaker
Twisp, WA

CWC Justice & Peace Committee
Srs St Joseph Concordia Kansas
Concordia, KS

Brother John Thornton ,CSC
Councilor E P Brothers of Holy Cross
Brothers of Holy Cross Congregation of Holy Cross
New Rochelle, NY

Sister Helena M. Sause, OP
Leadership Team
Dominican Sisters of Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, OH

Brother James Rio, csc
Instructor
New Rochelle, NY

Richard Mcmanus
Esquire
St. Raphael's
Rockville, MD

Sister Sheila Lemieux Sister Terry
Congregation Leaders
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
Washington, DC

Kitty Phillips-Schaefer
Steering Committee Member
Peace and Justice Center of Las Cruces
Las Cruces, NM

Mark B. Knightly, CSC
Director, Aging and Health Care
New Rochelle, NY

Paul Rahaim
Educator
Holy Cross Brothers
New Rochelle, NY

Lawrence Atkinson
Vocation Director
Congregation of Holy Cross
Easton, MA

Lawrence Lussier csc -
Brother
Peace & Justice Committee
Brothers of Holy Cross
Milford, CT

Brother Jonathan P. Beebe, CSC
Flushing, New York

Catherine Leary ssj
Leadership Team
Sisters of Saint Joseph
Springfield, MA

Virgilio Zea, SJ
Assistant Pastor
St. Joseph Parish
Yakima, WA

Marilyn Gottemoeller
Vice-President
Regional Community of Cincinnati
Inst. of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Cincinnati, OH

John & Kate Parrish
Coordinators
Pax Christi Yakima Valley
Yakima, WA

Sister Susan Snyder, OP
Prioress
Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena
Kenosha, WI

Martha Barajas
St. Catherine of Siena
Rialto, California

Karen M. Donahue, RSM
Justice Coordinator
Sisters of Mercy Regional
Community of Detroit
Farmington Hills, MI

Sister Therese Bangert
Social Justice Coordinator
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Kansas City, KS

Miriam Bishop
Co-convenor
Methow Valley Worship Group,
North Pacific Yearly Meeting of Friends
Twisp, WA

Lucille Bonvouloir
Vice President
Regional Leadership Team
Sisters of Mercy, Vermont
Burlington, VT

Sr. Rena Mae Gagnon
Chairperson for Social Justice & Peace Committee
St. Bernard's Church
Worcester, MA


Mark Schroeder, O.F.M.
Co-Director, JPIC Office
Franciscan Friars of St. Barbara Province
Oceanside, CA

Donald Goldstein
Convenor
Methow Valley Friends Worship Group
Twisp, Washington

Renai Edwards
MPH
Albuquerque, NM

Tom Ferrell
University of Virginia
Catholic
Charlottesville, VA

Jeremy Yeak
Desert Springs Church
Albuquerque, NM

Joan Serda, RSM
Justice Liason
Sisters of Mercy Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

Leadership Council
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Marian Rose Mansius
General Minister
Sisters of St. Francis
Williamsville, NY

Bernadette Sullivan -
Social Justice Coordinator
Franciscan Sisters of the Poor
Roman Catholic
Brooklyn, NY

Daniel Anson
Desert Springs Church
Albuquerque, NM

Melanie Persche
Vice-President
Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters
Roman Catholic Church
Huntington, IN


Ralph Pranckus
Peace and Social Justice - Joliet, IL
Just Faith - Mokena, IL
Mokena, IL

Sister Teresita Lipar, OP
Prioress
Dominican Sisters of Oxford
Oxford, MI

John Deegan
Director Justice and Peace
AUGUSTINIAN FRIARS
Villanova
Philadelphia, PA

Sister Irene Fortier DHS
Justice Coordinator/Archivist
Justice Non-violence Committee
Daughters of the Holy Spirit
Putnam, CT

Rev. Lawrence Bernard OFM
Director, Office of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation
Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Laguna, NM

Elisa Rivera
New York, NY

Cynthia K. Karottki
St. Margaret Mary Parish Peace & Justice Advisory Group
Naperville, IL

Sister Gene Poore, OP
Leadership Team
Dominican Sisters of Oxford
Oxford, MI

Gregory Speltz
Social Justice Committee
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Seattle, WA

Mary Bratrsovsky, OSB
Peace and Justice Coordinator
Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart

Margaret Hargroder
Lafayette, LA

Linda Tomasello
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
Naperville, IL

Debbie Black
President
Dauphin Distict Council of
Catholic Women
Harrisburg, PA

Merle Nolde OSB
Coordinator
Pax Christi St. Cloud
St. Joseph, MN

Sr. Margaret Mary Shields MSHR
Regional Leader
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary
Roman Catholic
Bryn Mawr, PA

Mary Christine Fellerhoff, CSA
General Superior
Leadership Team
Cong. of Sisters of St. Agnes
Fond du Lac, WI

Paulette Finnegan
Moderator
Students for Peace
St. Joseph High School
Westchester, IL

Tim Kortenkamp
Coordinator Catholic Campaign for
Human Development
San Francisco Archdiocese
San Francisco, CA

Susie Paloma
Pastoral Minister
Des Moines, IA

Cecilia Zarate-Laun
Program Director
Colombia Support Network
Madison, WI

NH Sisters of Mercy Leadership Team
Regional Community Leadership Team
New Hampshire Sisters of Mercy
21 Searles Road, Windham
NH 03087

Sr. Jean Murin, RSM
Justice Coordinator for Regional Communities of PGH, Buffalo, Erie, Rochester - Sisters of Mercy of the
Americas
Pittsburgh, PA

Terri Lesko
Catholic
Lisle, IL

Rosemary Paulsen
South Central Deanery CCW President
Catholic Council of Women
Coon Rapids, IA

Gloria Almeyda
Coordinator, Follow-on Programs, CASS, CIED, Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Mary Joyce Moeller
Congregation of Divine Providence
Okolona, MS

Walter P. Bergeron
Milton, LA

Dee Rowland
Director
Peace & Justice Commission
Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City
Salt Lake, UT

Javier Ortiz
Social Justice Committee
St. Anne Catholic Church
Seattle, WA

Phyllis Lisle
Coordinator
Pax Christi USA - Central North Carolina
Cary, NC

Gretchen Marlatt
Province Mission Team Member
Holy Union Sisters
Fall River, MA

Sr. Celeste Cotter, CSJ
Assoc. Dir. for Parish Social Ministry
Catholic Social Services
Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
Houma, LA

Joan Sue Miller, SCL
Community Director
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Leavenworth,KS

Dr. Jonathan Tittler
Chair, Dept. of Foreign Langs. & Literatures
Rutgers University/Camden
Camden, NJ

Br. Michael Harlan, OFM
Director
Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy, Siena College
Loudonville, NY

Heidi Gremillion
Group Member
Catholic Relief Services
St Martinville, LA

Sr. Cass McKernan, OP
Promoter Of Justice for Dominican Sisters
NE Promoters of Justice
Roman Catholic
Elkins Park, PA

Jody Dunn
Catholic Church
Mead, WA

Rev. Mr. Larry J. Wilson
Deacon
Roman Catholic Church
St. Peter's Church
Mansfield, OH

Jacqueline H. Dwyer
St. Bridget's Catholic Church
Richmond, VA

Br. Michael J. O'Grady SJ
Claver Jesuit Community
Society of Jesus-Chicago Province
Cincinnati, OH

Cheryl Clark
University of San Diego Romero Center
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Marylyn Mackey
Pax Christi
Union Gap, Washington

Sr. M. Seraphine Moynier
Provincial Minister
Felician Sisters of the Southwest
Rio Rancho, NM

Archie L. Gress
PaxChristi/USA, Austin, Texas chapter
Roman Catholic
Austin, TX

Giulio Grecchi
Treasurer
Social Action Network
St. Rose of Lima Parish
Short Hills, NJ

Christina
Austin Prep
St Theresa's Parish
North Reading, MA

Jolene Geier, OP
Sister
Justice and Peace Promoter
Dominican Sisters
Great Bend, KS

Zachary Hurwitz
San Francisco, CA

Catherine Wladyka
Strongsville, OH

Richard Muegge
Just Faith
Bloomingdale, IL

Martha J. Macri
Professor, Newman Center
University of Calfornia, Davis
Davis, CA

Catherine M. Holtkamp
Sisters of Divine Providence
Roman Catholic
Melbourne, KY

Sr. Alicia Alvarado,O.P
Director
Office of Hispnanic Ministry
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Jack Sinclair
Santa Fe, NM

Jean Miller, S.C.
Coordinator, Office of Peace, Justice & Integrity of Creation
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Colorado Springs, CO

Sister Susanne Chenot
Benedictines For Peace
Roman Catholic
Pittsburgh, PA

Archie L. Gress
Pax Christi USA, Austin, Texas chapter
Roman Catholic
Austin, TX

Joyce Calagos, OPL
Lay Promoter of Justice
Peace & Care of Creation
Western Dominican Province

Jon Mehlferber
Chair, Environmental Concerns
Justice & Peace Committee
St. Anne Catholic Church
Bristol, VA

Gloria L.Oehl
Sister
Roman Catholic
Kearny, NJ

Mary K Meyer
Director
Shalom House
Roman Catholic
Kansas City, KS

Marjorie Williams
Advocate for Environmental Justice
New Mexico Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM

Kathleen Scheimer
Former Just Faith Facilitator
St.Mark's
Vienna, Va.

Damian Charboneau,O.S.M.
Catholic Priest
Servite Coalition for Justice
Order of Servants of Mary
Chicago, IL

Dixie Webb
Just Faith
Catholic
Ankeny, Iowa

Mary Bartholet
Catholic Relief Services
Shoreline, WA

Congregational Leadership Team
Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet
St Louis, MO

Farid De La Ossa
Claretians
Chicago, IL

Elizabeth McDermott
Pendleton, NY

Anthony Garcia-Prats
Houston, TX

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