Religious voices raised over Syria bombing by U.S.

They were children of God when you banned them from seeking refuge in our country, 45. Our complicity in such violence makes me ashamed to be an American. Too many lines have been crossed and too many lives lost. — Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) April 7, 2017
Simran Jeet Singh is a religion professor at Trinity University and senior religion fellow for the Sikh Coalition. Given #Syria‘s horrific use of chemical weapons & after yrs of Western words but no action, he chose to act. — Rachel Held Evans (@rachelheldevans) April 7, 2017
Rachel Held Evans is a progressive Christian author. — AJC (@AJCGlobal) April 7, 2017
American Jewish Committee

Just returned to the US and horrified to learn about bombings in Syria. Here is a roundup of some initial takes:

America stands up to terror and sends the right message to all evildoers
— Jack Graham (@jackngraham) April 7, 2017
Jack Graham is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, and served as a member of the Trump campaign’s evangelical advisory board. — Broderick Greer (@BroderickGreer) April 7, 2017
The Rev. Yet US has been “at war” for nearly all of 21st c. Thankfully, it seems the days of allowing such atrocities to be left unchecked are over.”

War can be ultimate distraction. All of them are the point. “Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished” Proverbs 11:21 #SyriaChemicalAttack
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) April 7, 2017
Marco Rubio is a Republican senator from Florida. Limited US air strikes on Syrian air base demonstrate that norms against CW use cannot be violated with impunity
— ADL (@ADL_National) April 7, 2017
Anti-Defamation League

If we really care about Syrians, we should welcome those ravaged by violence into our country. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of chemical attacks reported April 4. Probably. Via Catholic News Service:
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. Gutting health care isn’t a distraction. Meanwhile terrorists have seized upon the region’s instability, using it to wage jihad and deploy terrorists around the world, including to Europe and the United States. Americans love war. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference:
“The world community cannot sit idly by while brutal dictators like Bashar al-Assad are allowed to terrorize their own people and defying every international law and convention in the process. (RNS) The missile strikes ordered against Syria by President Trump have prompted widespread responses from a variety of religious leaders, and their reactions also range widely. Statement from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization:
“This limited attack will not end the ongoing genocide that has resulted in the death, injury, rape, torture, and displacement of millions of innocent Syrians whose only ‘crime’ was seeking freedom and self-determination, but it is a welcome recognition of the genocidal actions carried out for six years by the murderous Assad regime and its allies.”

Attacking Syria isn’t a distraction. Will it work this time? .@POTUS did the right thing. — Rav Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) April 7, 2017
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is an author and rabbi-in-residence at the economic justice group Avodah. But it’s coming. They were children of God before they were dead. — Susan Thistlethwaite (@sbthistle) April 7, 2017
Susan Thistlethwaite is a professor at Chicago Theological Seminary and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.   — Shane Claiborne (@ShaneClaiborne) April 7, 2017
Shane Claiborne is an author and activist
The Rev. Luke’s Episcopal Church and School in Memphis, Tenn. Truth be told, I haven’t had space to sit and sob about Syria yet. Our continued inaction would be our complicity. Muslim bans aren’t distractions. Broderick Greer is curate at Grace-St.