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"The plan began to emerge during a retreat. On November 2-4, 1983, representatives of the Christian peace movement met at
the Kirkridge retreat center in Pennsylvania for Bible study, prayer, and political discernment...bringing together those
from major denominations and churches, religious orders, national organizations, community campaigns, and local action groups.
We met in the aftermath of the Grenada invasion. Some of us were in frequent contact with Nicaraguan churchpeople who were
expressing great fear that their country would also be added. ...Witness for Peace, a grassroots effort,...was to be publicly
launched in December and was already attracting a great deal of support and enthusiasm. We committed ourselves to that bold
initiative and together drew up a statement pledging ourselves to a plan of action in the event of a United States invasion
of Nicaragua." ("A Pledge of Resistance", Jim Wallis, in Sojourners August 1984. Box 14, file folder 28.)
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