We are a Connecticut statewide interfaith gathering of religious leaders and people of faith, joined by our belief in the God of justice and love, who calls us "to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God." In this time of crisis and war, we believe that walking humbly with God requires us to advocate and practice nonviolent love, in the tradition of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

We recognize that we are living within a culture of violence and that the war outside our country is intimately linked to domestic policies that leave the marginalized ever more vulnerable. We are committed to promoting an alternative to this culture of violence.

We understand nonviolence as an active practice that requires of us imagination, persistent hope, deep faith, and compassion for both allies and adversaries. It calls us to remember our place in the common life of the world, so that our loyalty to our nation does not lead us to forget our deeper allegiance to all humanity, to the well-being of our earth, and to our God.

As religious leaders and people of faith, we gather to share our anguish at the violence in which our country is enmeshed, and to discern how to be prophetic and act to promote an alternative to this culture of violence.





"Others have considered history from the point of view of power, judging its course in terms of victory and defeat, of wealth and success. But the prophets look at history from the point of view of justice, judging its course in terms of righteousness and corruption, of compassion and violence... They proclaimed that might is not supreme, that the sword is an abomination, that violence is obscene."

-Abraham Joshua Heschel