November 16th, 2010
Peaceful Protests in Iraq Celebrate the Nation as a Mosaic of Many Faiths
Hundreds of Iraqis of many different faith traditions demonstrated peacefully in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to call for the rights and safety of Iraqis of all religions. They marched to reaffirm their belief that Iraq has been and will again exist as a peaceful “mosaic” of different religions and ethnic groups. Members of Peaceful Tomorrows stand in solidarity with all who marched and deeply respect their crucial efforts to respond to violence with nonviolence.
Coming just days after La’Onf concluded its Fourth Annual Week of Nonviolence, the deaths of clergy and worshippers at the Baghdad church underscored the message of Iraqi peace and nonviolence activists – it is time for the an Iraqi government to form and take control of society. As long as there is a vacuum of power, terrorists will foster “hatred, revenge and abhorrent sectarianism.”
Along with the members of La’Onf, we at Peaceful Tomorrows look forward to a time when Iraq is free and secure, and people of all religions and ethnic groups live side-by-side in harmony and respect.
Click here to read the official statement of La’Onf on the attack.