What to do about Iraq? 1/16/07

The Public Policy Education Committee of OLMM Invites You To
A Conversation for the Common Good


A Christian Conversation on US Policy Alternatives
Commemorating the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
7:30-9:30 PM
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Wyandanch

Our nation needs “to engage in a collaborative dialogue that honestly assesses the situation in Iraq, acknowledges past difficulties and miscalculations, recognizes and builds on positive advances (e.g. broad participation elections), and reaches agreement on concrete steps”

   U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Statement on Iraq, November, 2006

“Upheaval after upheaval has reminded us that [we] are traveling along a road called hate, in a journey that will bring us to destruction and damnation.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • We Should Withdraw From Iraq Now: The US is Provoking Violence 

   Sr. Mary Beth Moore, Pax Christi, LI

  • We Can’t Just Pull Out: We Could Cause an Iraqi Genocide

Richard Koubek, Chair, OLMM Public Policy Committee

This Discussion is For You If You Are:

  • Upset about the US getting involved in Iraq
  • Weary of seeing the daily death toll in Iraq
  • Confused about how the US can get out of Iraq
  • Looking for a Christian response to the growing violence

“The Church offers fundamental guidelines’that “need to be addressed in dialogue with all seriously concerned for humanity and the world in which we live.”

      Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est (God is Love)

Directions to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church: From the Southern State Parkway, exit at Straight Path north. Proceed north about 1.5 miles. The church is on your left, across from the Wyandanch School District offices. From the LIE and Northern State Parkway: Exit at Rte. 231 (Deer Park Avenue) south. About a mile south of the LIE, make a diagonal right on to Straight Path (across from the Upper Tabernacle Church. Proceed south about 3 miles. The church is on your right about .5 mile past the LIRR tracks.

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