Clergy from Culver Sign Letter to Obama
October 14, 2009
On October 2 representatives from faith communities nationwide met with Reverend Joshua DuBois, director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, to voice concern about the conflict in Sudan.
Members of the Interfaith Sudan Working Group delivered a letter to President Obama, signed by 1,410 Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy, including Pastor Heidi Gamble and Pastor Daniel Manley from Culver City.
The letter emphasized the decades of war, famine, and marginalization inflicted upon the Sudanese, and urged the Obama Administration to continue efforts to enforce the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between North and South Sudan and work with the international community to bring lasting and sustainable peace to Darfur and ensure that the 2006 agreement in Eastern Sudan is upheld.