All Our Children Humanitarian Aid Project
Endorsed by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
Co-sponsored by Church World Service, Jubilee Partners, Stop
Hunger Now, Mennonite Central Committee, National Council of Churches, Sojourners and
others. "A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is
weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are
no more." (Jeremiah 31:15).
"Then [Jesus] took a little child
and taking it in
his arms, he said to them, 'Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes
" (Mark 9:36-37).
"You shall be charitable; GOD loves the charitable. "
(Koran, Sura 2:195).
All children are our children. They are the common hope and
future of the world. During the last 20 years, the children of Iraq have suffered at the
hands of both internal and external forces. The Gulf War in 1991 and more than a decade of
sanctions have followed on the heels of a protracted Iraqi war with Iran during the 1980s.
Estimates of the number of children who have died run from 500,000 to more than one
million. It is a crisis of tragic proportions to which compassionate people of faith in
the United States must respond.
"All Our Children" is a one million dollar campaign to
respond to critical health care needs of Iraqi children. This effort by people in the USA
will be a tangible demonstration of our love for children a love shared by all
humanity. This response includes desperately needed items such as antibiotics, anesthesia,
IV solution kits, and methods for accessing clean drinking water. It will send a message
to the world, particularly the people of the Middle East, that compassion for all our
children unites us. We urge you to share out of our abundance to help save the lives
of children in Iraq. For more information and to send donations, please contact
Church World Service, All Our Children, Account #6801, P.O. Box 968, 28606 Phillips St,
Elkhart, IN 46514 or any other coalition partners (* Jubilee Partners * Mennonite Central
Committee * National Council of Churches * Sojourners * Lutheran World Relief * Oxfam
America * Stop Hunger Now). See www.churchworldservice.org for more information.