It's Time to Close Guantanamo “Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts” cries out the prophet Amos (5:15a). We should heed these words and close the Guantanamo Bay prison. For more than a decade, prisoners have been detained there without being charged with a crime or tried in a court of law. Now 100 prisoners are on a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention and the hopelessness they face on a daily basis. President Obama has publicly reaffirmed his desire to close the prison, but Congress has opposed plans to move the detainees into the federal justice system or transfer prisoners cleared for release to foreign countries. Tell your representatives in Congress to work with President Obama to deliver justice to those being held indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay. Please note that the software program we use to deliver messages to congressional offices does not allow us to edit the first "Title" field. If you have a religious title, please enter it in the "Other title (if applicable)" slot. Message It's Time to Close Guantanamo Dear [Decision Maker], The prophet Amos calls us to "Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts" (Amos 5:15a). For more than a decade, prisoners have been held indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay without being charged with a crime or tried in a court of law. Now scores of prisoners are participating in a hunger strike to protest the injustice and hopelessness of their situation. President Obama has said that the prison is "a recruiting tool for extremists" and "is not necessary to keep America safe." While I stand against terrorism and understand that we must protect society from those wishing to harm others, we have a moral obligation to do so in ways that respect the God-given dignity of human beings.As a person of faith, I urge you to work with President Obama to close the prison and move the detainees into the federal justice system or transfer prisoners cleared for release to foreign countries.I urge you to take whatever steps necessary to close the prison and respect the rights of those detained there. Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Your information *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT None * ZIP / Postal Code: 1. Question - Not Required - Other title (if applicable) Please select response Abbot Archbishop Archdeacon Bishop Br. Canon Cantor Cardinal Chaplain Deacon Dr. Elder Fr. Honorable Imam Minister Msr. Pastor Professor Rabbi Rev. Rev. Dr. Sr. 2. Question - Not Required - Mobile Phone Number 3. Question - Not Required - Mobile Opt-in (Yes! I'd like to receive text updates from Sojourners) Please select response Yes No Remember me. What's this? If you take action and have not already registered, you will receive periodic updates and communications from Sojourners.