Success! - Khanna/Gaetz Amendment
OFFICE OF PUBLIC WITNESS –
The Presbyterian Office of Public Witness would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who helped ensure the passage of Khanna/Gaetz amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act in the House of Representatives. This amendment will ensure that the president cannot take military action against Iran without prior congressional authorization.
Peace is central to our faith because we believe in a savior who declared “blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9, NIV). The Presbyterian Church (USA) is dedicated to seeking “peace and reconciliation among people” and opposing all “efforts to increase hostilities with Iran.”
“The passage of the Khanna/Gaetz amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act in the House of Representatives is a much-needed step toward preventing war between the United States and Iran,” said Rev. Jimmie Hawkins the director of the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness, “We greatly appreciate the efforts of everyone who assisted with the passage of the amendment in the House of Representatives, and urge both the Senate and House to work collaboratively to ensure that this act is signed into law”.
Statement issued by of Presbyterian Church USA, Office of Public Witness
Submitted by Rev. Ralph Garlin Clingan, PhD, Retired Minister in Residence.