Monday, November 26, 2007

Worldwide Christian Community Leaders Ask For Muslim Forgiveness

2TIM 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

2TIM 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

2TIM 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

JOEL 3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,

JOEL 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

JOEL 3:3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink

Let us document this.

Here is the article and below are those that have signed this.

*Harold W. Attridge, Dean and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School

*Joseph Cumming, Director of the Reconciliation Program, Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Yale Divinity School

*Emilie M. Townes, Andrew Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology, Yale Divinity School, and President-elect of the American Academy of Religion

*Miroslav Volf, Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture,

Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology, Yale Divinity School

Martin Accad, Academic Dean, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (Lebanon)

Scott C. Alexander, Director, Catholic-Muslim Studies, Catholic Theological Union

Roger Allen, Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania

Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals

Ray Bakke, Convening Chair, Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding

Camillo Ballin, Bishop, Vicar Apostolic of Kuwait (Roman Catholic)

Barry Beisner, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

Federico Bertuzzi, President, PM Internacional, Latin America

James A. Beverley, Tyndale Seminary, Canada

Jonathan Bonk, Executive Director, Overseas Ministries Study Center

Gerhard B?wering, Yale University

Joseph Britton, Dean, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale

John M. Buchanan, Editor/Publisher, The Christian Century

Joe Goodwin Burnett, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska

Samuel G. Candler, Dean, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta

Juan Carlos C?rdenas, Instituto Iberoamericano de Estudios Transculturales, Spain

Joseph Castleberry, President, Northwest University

Colin Chapman, Author

David Yonggi Cho, Founder and Senior Pastor, Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, Korea

Richard Cizik, Vice President, National Association of Evangelicals

Corneliu Constantineanu, Dean, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Croatia

Robert E. Cooley, President Emeritus,

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School

John D'Alton, President, Melbourne Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Australia

Andr? Delbecq, University of Santa Clara

Keith DeRose, Yale University

Andr?s Alonso Duncan, CEO, Latinoamerica Global, A.C.

Diana L. Eck, Harvard University

Bertil Ekstrom, Executive Director, Mission Commission, World Evangelical Alliance

Mark U. Edwards, Jr., Senior Advisor to the Dean, Harvard Divinity School

John Esposito, Director Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge University

Timothy George, Dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

Roberto S. Goizueta, Boston College

Bruce Gordon, University of St. Andrews

William A. Graham, Dean, Harvard Divinity School

Lynn Green, International Chairman, YWAM

Frank Griffel, Yale University

Edwin F. Gulick, Jr., Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky

David P. Gushee, President, Evangelicals for Human Rights

Kim B. Gustafson, President, Common Ground

Elie Haddad, Provost, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Lebanon

L. Ann Hallisey, Hallisey Consulting and Counseling

Paul D. Hanson, Harvard Divinity School

Heidi Hadsell, President, Hartford Seminary

David Heim, Executive Editor, The Christian Century

Norman A. Hjelm, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA,

retired Carl R. Holladay, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Joseph Hough, President, Union Theological Seminary, NY

Bill Hybels, Founder and Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

Nabeel T. Jabbour, Consultant, Professor, Colorado

Shannon Sherwood Johnston, Bishop Coadjutor, Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

David Colin Jones,

Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Stanton L. Jones, Provost, Wheaton College, IL

Tony Jones, National Coordinator, Emergent Village

Riad A. Kassis, Theologian, Author, Consultant

Paul Knitter, Union Theological Seminary, NY

Manfred W. Kohl, Vice President of Overseas Council International, USA

James A. Kowalski, Dean, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, NY

Sharon Kugler, University Chaplain, Yale University

Peter Kuzmic, President, Evangelical Theological Faculty Osijek, Croatia

Peter J. Lee, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Linda LeSourd Lader, President, Renaissance Institute

Tim Lewis, President, William Carey Int'l University

John B.Lindner, Yale Divinity School

Duane Litfin, President, Wheaton College

Greg Livingstone, Founder, Frontiers

Albert C. Lobe, Interim Executive Director, Mennonite Central Committee

Rick Love, International Director, Frontiers

Douglas Magnuson, Bethel University

Peter Maiden, International Coordinator,

OM Danut Manastireanu, World Vision International, Iasi, Romania

Harold Masback, III, Senior Minister, The Congregational Church of New Canaan, New Canaan, CT

Donald M. McCoid, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

C. Douglas McConnell, Dean, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary

Don McCurry, President, Ministries to Muslims

Brian D. McLaren, Author, Speaker, Activist

Kathleen E. McVey, Princeton Theological Seminary

Judith Mendelsohn Rood, Biola University

Steve Moore, President and CEO, The Mission Exchange (formerly EFMA)

Douglas Morgan, Director, Adventist Peace Fellowship

Richard Mouw, President, Fuller Theological Seminary

Salim J. Munayer, Academic Dean, Bethlehem Bible College, Jerusalem

Rich Nathan, Senior Pastor, Vineyard Church of Columbus

David Neff, Editor in Chief and Vice-President, Christianity Today Media Group

Alexander Negrov, President, St. Petersburg Christian University, Russia

Richard R. Osmer, Princeton Theological Seminary

George E. Packard, Bishop Suffragan for Chaplaincies of the Episcopal Church

Greg H. Parsons, General Director, U.S. Center for World Mission

Doug Pennoyer, Dean, School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University

Douglas Petersen, Vanguard University of Southern California

Sally Promey, Yale Divinity School

Thomas P. Rausch, S.J., Loyola Marymount University

David A. Reed, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

Neil Rees, International Director, World Horizons

Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., Fuller Theological Seminary

Leonard Rogers, Executive Director, Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding

William L. Sachs, Director, Center for Reconciliation and Mission,

Richmond Lamin Sanneh, Yale Divinity School

Andrew Saperstein, Yale Center for Faith and Culture

Robert Schuller, Founder, Crystal Cathedral and Hour of Power

Elizabeth Sch?ssler Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School

Francis Sch?ssler Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School

William Schweiker, University of Chicago

Donald Senior, C.P., President, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

C. L. Seow, Princeton Theological Seminary

Imad Nicola Shehadeh, President, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary

David W. and K. Grace Shenk, Eastern Mennonite Missions

Marguerite Shuster, Fuller Theological Seminary

John G. Stackhouse, Jr., Regent College, Vancouver

Glen Stassen, Fuller Theological Seminary

Andrea Zaki Stephanous, Vice President, Protestant Church in Egypt

Wilbur P. Stone, Bethel University, MN

John Stott, Rector Emeritus, All Souls Church, London

Frederick J. Streets, Yeshiva University

William Taylor, Global Ambassador, World Evangelical Alliance

John Thomas, President and General Minister, United Church of Christ

Iain Torrance, President, Princeton Theological Seminary

Michael W. Treneer, International President, The Navigators, CO

Geoff Tunnicliffe, International Director, World Evangelical Alliance

George Verwer, Founder and former International Director, OM

Harold Vogelaar, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Berten A. Waggoner, National Director, Association of Vineyard Churches

Jim Wallis, President, Sojourners

Rick Warren, Founder and Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church, and The Purpose Driven Life, Lake Forest, CA

J. Dudley Woodberry, Dean Emeritus, Fuller School of International Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary

Christopher J.H. Wright, International Director, Langham Partnership, London

Robert R. Wilson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Yale Divinity School

Nicholas Wolterstorff, University of Virginia

Godfrey Yogarajah, General Secretary, Evangelical Fellowship in Asia Community Council of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, OH.


Rudi said...

Wow is right Johnny! I’m in a constant state of pinching myself, especially the last few weeks. We barely have time to catch our breath before another wave hits. Hmmm…That just made me think of labor pains… the beginning of sorrows…the time right before transition. I’ve had two kids, so I know what transition means.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Rudi said...

One other thing Johnny, interesting, how we were both just commenting in the previous section about "Christianity Today", and my, my, big surprise to find the 'Editor in Chief and Vice-President, Christianity Today Media Group,David Neff on the list of signers.-Rudi

Dawn said...


Thanks for posting this list in a readable form. I had a hard time separating the names on the article (purposeful?).

Also now I can link your blog.


johnny said...

Hey Rudi!
Hey Dawn!

What a day eh?

I missed Constance and Dennis but did record it, will probably listen to it on Thursday. (Been working a lot Thank You Jesus, but will "stay tuned":).

Rudi, I know, it is soooo big time WOW.
And yes, Speak of the Devil! Christianity Editor is on the list! Unbelievable!

Dawn, thanks for reading the list.
I didn't know if any one would have believed me if I told them who actually signed this.

Some of my friends are still in shock of the letter and of Annapolis setting a date for the PA state in 2008.

They're besides themselves.

Russia officially ends the CFE Treaty on the same day as the first phase of Peace Talks begins, DECEMBER 12.


P.S. Loved Constances' response to the letter..."their THEOSOPHICAL SLIP is showing".
I got a big laugh from that.