Disciples News Service

Disciples join with other leaders to oppose hearings on 'radicalization of American Muslims'

Disciples are standing with a multi-religious campaign called "Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims; Upholding American Values." Shoulder-to-Shoulder issued a joint statement after the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security held the first in a series of hearings "examining radicalization in the American Muslim community and the community’s response to it." General Minister and President Sharon Watkins is a signatory to the statement.

"We urge the members of our government as well as citizens of good will to refrain from passing judgment on religious or faith groups based on the actions of the few who pervert their spiritual traditions through acts of violence and hostile rhetoric," said the statement. "We believe that politicians, cultural figures and members of the media are never justified in exploiting religious differences in order to advance ideological or political aims. Our leaders in Congress and the administration must stand up and speak out against these hearings – hearings that perpetuate misrepresentations and harm our country rather than lead it to greater awareness and a strengthened citizenry."

For the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Statement against Extremism of all kinds in support of American values: globalministries.org/news/mee/shoulder-to-shoulder.html

To view the letter to President Obama on UN Settlement Veto and Further Peace Efforts: globalministries.org/news/mee/cmep-bulletin-march-11-2011.html