“President Obama himself has said there is no military solution. Now is the time for him to stand up to the pro-war extremists that want a repeat of a disastrous war,” PJALS Director Liz Moore said in a news release. “The unfolding tragedy in Iraq is a direct consequence of the illegal and lie-fueled American invasion and occupation of that country. Any US military intervention will increase the suffering of people in Iraq and escalate the conflict. Instead, now is the time for the US to take concrete actions to build peace.”
PJALS members will chant and wave banners and signs to protest the issue.
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.
The Rev. Chris Snow was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare genetic condition affecting facial development — especially the cheekbones, jaws, ears and eyelids. These differences often cause problems with breathing, swallowing, chewing, hearing and speech.