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Community Letter to President Trump Strongly Urges More Dialogue with North Korea

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We are members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence who promote justice and peace in our world through our many service and advocacy ministries.

We are very concerned about the growing tensions between our U.S. government and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. We are strongly urging our President, Donald Trump, to take part in more dialogue and negotiation rather than exchanging intimidations with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

Out of our faith tradition, the Gospel words of Jesus, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” (John 14:27) encourages us to continually seek peace for the world. We believe that being open to diplomacy is more powerful than threatening “war.”

We call on President Trump to engage in constructive dialogue and negotiation to resolve the current crisis between the governments of the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in a manner that guarantees the peace and security that all people seek.

We commit ourselves to promote nonviolence and a compassionate response to the rhetoric now on going between the U.S. and North Korea.