The simplistic message portrayed in this statement is one of love, running through the core of Jesus' teachings amid different interpretations and ideologies, connecting each of us, diverse as we are, in the most basic of ways. May we have the clarity and courage to seek this path for life.
A Brethren volunteer reflects on a "pray-in" outside the White House
By Todd Flory Excerpt from our Church of the Brethren Newsline , May 25, 2006
"The Church of the Brethren has a really good bumper sticker like that. Have you seen those?" His right hand gripped mine in a firm hand shake, his left index finger tapped the front of my shirt that read, "When Jesus said, 'Love your enemies,' I think he probably meant don't kill them."
After telling the Reverend Tony Campolo that yes, I indeed had seen those bumper stickers, we chatted for a few minutes before he had to take the stage for the Pray-In for Peace held outside of the White House in Lafayette Park on May 18, as part of the 2006 Spiritual Activism Conference.
Staff of the Brethren Witness/Washington Office attended the pray-in to show support and to be a part of the continued peace movement to end the war in Iraq, to prevent war in Iran, and to pray and work for peace in all areas of the world.