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church appeal

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OA6

Dear Prime Minister,

We write to you as leaders of Christian churches, appealing to you to
press for an immediate, unilateral moratorium on the NATO bombing
campaign. We are conscious of the heavy responsibilities you are carrying
on this difficult question, and of the serious debate that took place in
House of Commons. Nevertheless, we appeal to you to replace the current
strategy with renewed diplomatic efforts to reach a negotiated solution.

Our church colleagues in the Vatican, in churches throughout Europe and
Russia, and particularly in the Balkans have appealed to NATO, to the
Serbs and to the Albanian Kosovars to stop all military action and begin
dialogue immediately. They also appealed to all parties to restrict
themselves to non-violent means to achieve a just settlement to the
conflict, as well as to protect vulnerable people. We join them in that

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