The letter stresses the distress of families around the world :
“More families will spend this Christmas in refugee camps and informal settlements than at any time in recent history. From Bangui to Baghdad, hundreds of thousands will greet the New Year grieving the loss of their loved ones and fearing the future.”
The undersigned are appealing to Vice President Mike Pence to allocate sufficient resources for managing and mitigating conflicts and supporting human rights and democracy.
“Every year, we raise millions of dollars to help the neediest around the world and our Churches inspire tens of thousands of Americans to serve in non-profit humanitarian, peacebuilding, and poverty alleviation organizations. But we also need our government’s continued moral, political, and financial support to complement our efforts.”
The letter also states the commitment of churches and faith-based organizations to work together with the administration to foster the peace in the world.
The signatures were collected by Search for Common Ground.
To view the full letter, click here.