To the editor:
Thousands of Christians marched and prayed for peace this weekend. Some 37 Church organizations made themselves heard in Washington. The same happened across the country. The Church has long been quietly active for reason and peace, just one example being the recent multi-denominational delegation to Iran for dialogue.
Politicians of course, might never say, “I am sorry.” But many of the clergy and congregations across the country are in inconsolable remorse about moral failings which have led to egregious bloodshed and heartache. The Church apparently still supports a higher order and has not been completely co-opted by nationalism. The courage of Thomas More, John Wesley, George Fox, Martin Luther, Martin Luther King, Detrich Bonhoffer, John Wycliffe, Ignatius of Loyola and Desmond Tutu is apparently alive and well in the USA. Perhaps the Apostles would not be ridden out as too radical after all. They might be ignored by the major media though.
The Church apparently does ask more from its followers than that they comfort themselves, that they are the chosen. Standing up for justice, regardless of the cost, still seems to be a critical tenet of Christianity.