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Dear Editor,

I wish to address those persons who might be interested in participating in a simple, creative protest against war in Iraq. I am hoping that all people of faith or conscience will want to participate. I am suggesting that we who are people of faith or conscience write a heart-based message instead of a secular message to the President.

Here’s what you do. Place one-half cup of uncooked rice in a small plastic bag. Squeeze out excess air and seal the bag. Wrap it in a sheet of paper on which you have written, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. (Romans 12:20) Please send this rice to the people of Iraq, do not attack them.”



Place the paper bag of rice in an envelope and address it to:

President George W. Bush



White House – 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20500

Attach $1.06 in postage. I encourage you to drop this in the mail today. It is important to act immediately so that President Bush gets the letters as soon as possible.

In order for this protest to be effective, there must be hundred of thousands of such rice letters delivered to the White House. We can achieve this if people who desire a peaceful resolution speak up and act now.

There is a positive history of this protest.

The same action was used in the 1950s and successfully convinced President Eisenhower to not use nuclear weapons against the Chinese.

Thank you for being people of hope, people of faith.

Lauren Martin

pastor

Glenwood Mennonite Church


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