03/28/2008 02:43 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

National Council Of Churches Denounces Iraq War, Accuses Bush Admin. Of "Raining Down Terror"...

A coalition of American churches sharply denounced the U.S.-led war in Iraq on Saturday, accusing Washington of "raining down terror" and apologizing to other nations for "the violence, degradation and poverty our nation has sown."

The statement, issued at the largest gathering of Christian churches in nearly a decade, also warned the United States was pushing the world toward environmental catastrophe with a "culture of consumption" and its refusal to back international accords seeking to battle global warming.

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