Petition to The Nobel Peace Committee
Nobel Peace Prize for the Bulgarian Orthodox Church for Protecting the Jewish Minority
During World War II, the Bulgarian Independent Orthodox Church, The Holy Synod, voted unanimously condeming the anti-semitic racist laws. Sign the petition (below) urging the Nobel Peace Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Bulgarian Church for their bravery. This is an initiative by the Israeli Committee on friendly relations with Bulgaria, headed by Advocate Moshe Aloni, born in Bulgaria and himself saved during the war. The Bulgarian government was an ally of Nazi Germany. On March 2, 1943, following a raft of anti-semitic laws, Bulgaria’s council of ministers approved a plan for the deportation of the country's Jews to the death camps. In the face of this plan, the Bulgarian Independent Orthodox Church showed bravery and leadership by fighting against and condemning the anti-Semitic laws. This effort was headed, among many others, by two heroic clergymen: Metropolitan (Bishop) Stephan, the head of the Sofian Church, and the highest ranking Bulgarian Church official during the Holocaust, and Metropolitan Kiril, the head of the Church in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. These two bishops were prominent in responding when the heinous decision was brought to their attention. They have been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad V'Shem in Jerusalem. Some of the brave actions they took include: In early March 1943, as preparations were being made by the Bulgarian Governement to hand over the first group of 800 Jews from Sofia to the Germans, Metropolitan Stephan immediately traveled to the King’s Palace, asking the postponement of the anti-Jewish decisions. Metropolitan (Bishop) Stephan continued to speak out publicly against the persecution of the Jews, putting his life at risk as the Bulgarian Fascist Party called for his death in 1943. As the deportation of 1,500 Jews of the city of Plovdiv began in March 1943, local Bishop Metropolitan Kiril succeeded in halting it. Kiril threatened to lie across the railway tracks in order to stop the deportation. Meanwhile he took the arrested Jews to the Church to protect. In April 1943 Metropolitan Stephan convened a special Holy Synod plenary session to discuss the persecution of the country’s converted Jews, as well as all other Jews. It was decided that the Bulgarian Church could not accept this racist law and that the Church could not deny help and protection to the persecuted and oppressed Jews. Due to the heroic acts of these two prominent leaders and their willingness to speak up and take action, the deportation of the Jews of Bulgaria was postponed again and again until it was finally cancelled with the end of the war. More about these two outstanding individuals at the Yad Vashem website: http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/pressroom/pressreleases/pr_details.asp?cid=334#!prettyPhoto
Petition to Chris Christie, The Vice President of the United States, Samuel Thompson, Donna Simon, Christopher Bateman, Leonard Lance, John DiMaio, Erik Peterson, Americans with the power to change that stuff or in control, Michael Doherty, Richard Codey, Jim Webb, Frank Pallone
Take Action to Reshape the World to Improve Our Lives
1,000,000 is the signature goal. This petition is global. Our objective is to win the war. For the war on terrorism let the soldiers from that country deal with them instead of wasting money on American soldiers around the world. Also greed like in businesses, government and insurance is part of the problem the economy went out of shape and so many cuts in general. War has also hurt the economy. People aren't all insured for damage on their property and housing issues too as there are many reasons we're signing this petition. Also issues with insurance claims like on public places or homes. It's not just making the world and country great. There's poverty going on as a reason for signing this petition. The war in the middle east has caused sequestration. We have goals in our lives to want to accomplish and that's an important reason to sign this petition. We have hopes and dreams in even our future as this is an important thing on this petition. This petition for us all helping each other out on things. Let's have confidence in signing this petition and be confident on this petition. This petition is in need of confidence. Politicians don't completely have the power to change those things but this petition is to go to all those around the world that do. Years of war in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein is what it is the most that got us in a mess with both budget and economy crisis and all kinds of cuts in general of as what this feels like. This petition is mostly so much affecting us. The economy was in the worst shape in the great depression in world history and this petition is also on the economic recovery. If it has recovered before after the great depression it should again. This is almost anything to take action for and anyone to send the letters for reshaping the world. I send this to Americans as well as we need to take responsibility for our own actions.This petition is supposed to go to people that can do things about those situations and in control of all that stuff that this petition is about so it's not just to politicians. There is American greed as well as corporate greed in the world and that's part of the problem with the economic downfall. This is mostly on the economy in bad shape. It's not just oil companies greedy that affect us. We know from the bad economy allot of work hours get cut or businesses cut short on employees. Let's even take action to get the unemployment rate to the lowest we can get. It's also that budget cuts are said to be bad for the economy but the economic crisis and financial crisis world wide appears to trigger budget cuts to become common. We have had the global financial crisis as well in those past years. This petition is to take action for reshape from that as well. Part of it was that the economy was discovered to be in bad shape. This petition is also for taking action on recession. There have been college prices ridiculous as well and having to raise prices of things because of high gas prices as of 2008. That's ridiculous. Colleges might not be greedy but many things are having prices even too high. Part of signing this petition is for helping the poor in the world. Maybe even fares and tolls are ridiculous. As of again this petition goes to all the people in control of that as of the target of this petition being to Americans but could be forwarded to people all over the world. This petition goes to all people around the world in control of the prices of gas and oil as well. This is to all those in control of those prices all over the world. This petition is for tax cuts as well and there are states with ridiculous property taxes. There are other businesses greedy. There must be other things than greed in businesses or ridiculous prices of things upsetting the economy. There had to be budget cuts and there are hours of workers being cut along with maybe salaries. Even businesses having to cut short on employees. The job issues and issues with joining emergency services are more important than issues with driving schools. There had to even be budget cuts. Cuts on things were getting common in 2007. There was the global financial crisis in 2007 as this petition is also for taking action on that. There might as well be cuts on businesses doing business in the recession and cuts on educations. We know that businesses lost business to high gas prices, the economic issues and even anything else affecting us with even businesses gone out of business. This is a bit about undoing so much damage that the Bush/Cheney administration had done just. There has been allot of blaming the Bush/Cheney administration for the economy out of shape and high gas prices as George W. Bush was in oil businesses. We want to have this petition to the people in control of things. Part of the problem on the economy crisis is that prices of things are too high and it's not good for business as it could chase away customers. So much greed and stupidity in the world to how the economy is in bad shape. This is the reason is goes to Americans. It's like the people in control of the situations like even car insurance as well. This petition is also to go to any of those in control of the prices of gas. Maybe as long as cars run on gas there could be more support on fuel efficient cars and cars running on the better alternatives than gas. There should even be airplanes, helicopters, boats, truck and buses fuel efficient along with other motor vehicles. Maybe even all those other motor vehicles along with cars have the better energy sources than gas. This is even about getting the prices of gas to the lowest they can get to or anything on the lowest the prices can be. There are waiting lists on things. It's not just to get lessons to drive cars or commercial vehicles but issues with joining emergency services and the unemployment rate is at the highest. This could happen in highly populated areas that driving schools for cars have too many on the waiting lists to get everyone on waiting lists. Not all driving schools in the world have waiting lists but so many private driving schools have long waiting lists. There have been enrollments affected by the bad economy as driving schools can't accept enrollments usually. Most people in the world use common sense as first time driver's license applicants with learner's permits learning to drive use driving schools and driving schools easily get affected by economic issues. It's common sense or many of us use common sense as first time driver's license applicants with learner's permits to have behind the wheel with a driving school for being safer to learn to drive and car insurance reductions. It’s not just the behind the wheel lessons that are on waiting lists of driving schools as we believe. There could be almost anything on waiting lists for driving schools. Also there should be more people to get qualified to train people with special needs to drive and all driving schools in the world should cater special needs and they’ll get more businesses. There is the Americans with Disabilities Act and laws against discrimination. This petition goes to all those who can do something about this. The ADA has been signed by George H. W. Bush in 1990 but amended by George W. Bush in 2008. There are many reasons for longer waiting lists on special needs people on driving lessons. Let's take action to improve our lives when signing this petition. You others could share this with people you know to get them to sign if they can. You people should comment on petition signatures what you are taking action for or just leave comments on the signatures to this petition. This could fit in more signatures whether or not those petitions reached their signature goals. There are oil companies greedy and selfish and we consider it price gouging and profiteering. Also this is to help in putting things back together in the economic recovery as we are all affected in different ways by the economy out of shape. This petition is even on sharing thoughts and concerns with politicians. This petition isn't all about undoing damage of the Bush/Cheney administration. This petition is mostly about the economy. This could take years for the economy recovery as this petition is mostly on the economy. It's longer then thought on the economy in bad shape. There are other things than ridiculous prices of things to upset economy. We know that there have been banking issues and stock market crashes. Things even go rare in the economic crash. This could even take years of our lives to recover from years of the economy in bad shape. This petition is under politics since there are politicians to send this too. It's not all on politics. It would be helpful to put comments in signatures and what you are taking action for when signing this petition. This petition is being linked with petitions that are what this petition is about so only 1,000 signatures are needed and this petition should still be open after reaching the signature goal for more signatures as it might help. There are people with certain jobs to not share this petition with and you others could share this petition with people you know to get signatures on it. This is also for help putting back together things from the economy crisis that's longer than we thought. This could happen anywhere being affected by the economic downfall. This is on any of the situations affecting us in the past years of when this petition was created. This petition is also from on an economic recovery we could also take action to put things back together from the economic downfall. This petition could take time for success. It's better to use initials or don't display name for safety when signing the petitions. You could share this with other people you know as long as they could go on this site. Those are people with jobs related to this petition that shouldn't sign it and you people could share this petition with people who could sign it. The jobs where to not sign this petition if you don't have to stay off of petitions sites are gas stations, oil companies (they are targets of this petition), colleges or car insurance. Signing this petition and even much signatures might as well be helping faster or as fast as we can in fixing things like reshaping the economy and putting things back together from the economic downfall. It's happened before after the great depression so it should happen again and not come true as a prophecy of the 1987 movie the Running Man based on a book starring Arnold Schwarzenegger that Jesse "The Body" Ventura was also in as by 2017 in the story the world economy collapsed. What else on this petition like examples of ridiculous prices of things are medical insurance and the food with drinks at the movies along with tickets. Gas prices and car insurance prices are a part of what this petition is on. So many things on ridiculous prices like going to college. There are many things on ridiculous prices to why we're signing this petition. This petition is on other links below. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/ridiculous-gas-prices-costing-driving-lessons/ http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-ridiculous-gas-prices.html http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/reshape-the-world-to http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/reshape-the-world-to-improve-our-lives http://www.petitions24.com/reshape_the_world_to_improve_our_lives https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Whos_in_control_of_what_Americans_The_President_of_the_United_States_Reshape_the_World_to_Improve_Our_Lives/ https://www.dailypetition.com/Reshape-the-World-to-Improve-Our-Lives-t-383 Here’s the group to it all… http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Reparing This is for the thing on causes.com. Reshaping the World Petition http://www.causes.com/actions/1684148 Pledge to Reshaping the World http://www.causes.com/actions/1684571 Police training is more important like figuring waiting lists going longer in police training as of education cuts. There's a coffee party facebook group that's budget and economy. As of war as that's part of the problem for a budget and economy crisis and the real part of the problem we should let the soldiers in the countries over seas deal with the terrorists like Al Queida and ISIS. Our soldiers should be in our country rather than all over the world like funding them and their supplies. Our soldiers should only be on our land in the fight against organizations like ISIS. We have economic recovery as our goal.
Petition to Barack Obama
Let's Bring Aya To America
Dear President Obama, Please join us in our effort to bring a very special refugee to America. First—thank you. Thank you for maintaining your restraint and calm during a time of increasing fear and hatred. Thank you for taking a stance against the dangerous and divisive rhetoric of the past few weeks. Thank you for continuing to advocate tolerance and insisting that the United States will honor its commitment toward refugees. We stand with you in refusing to demonize millions of people due to the actions of a few violent individuals. We also agree that the United States must play an important part in sheltering innocent civilians displaced by war. Especially those wars involving our military. Second—we’d like to bring your attention to a young woman who was turned away by America. Her name is Aya. We believe America’s rejection of Aya is a mistake. She is in the process of filing an appeal, and we’d like to invite you to personally learn her story and lend your voice to our advocacy on her behalf. We know she is only one of millions, but she is important to us. We believe that Aya is an innocent victim of the wars in both Iraq and Syria. We believe her when she says she loves America. We do not believe that Aya poses a threat to the security of the United States. Mr. President, Aya is in a very vulnerable situation right now. So if you believe along with us that she deserves to be an American, please lend your voice to our advocacy on her behalf. Thank you again for welcoming refugees and promoting tolerance. Sincerely,Friends of Aya. -------------------------------------------------------- Aya's story can be found here: www.facebook.com/humansofnewyorkSee her interview with Fareed Zakaria here: http://cnn.it/1QmVOX4
Petition to CNN, NEW YORK TIMES, United Nations Security Council, United Nations, President of the United States, Donald Trump, European Parliament, Council of the European Union, European Commission, Angela Merkel (CDU), Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Rand Paul, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Department of State, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), Tulsi Gabbard, UK Parliament, Theresa May MP, Boris Johnson MP, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, BBC
Prevent Further Cholera Deaths - Help Us Open The Air, Land & Sea Ways To Yemen
The International Committee of the Red Cross warned in July that the cholera epidemic in Yemen was spiralling out of control, reaching a milestone of over 300,000 suspected cases. More than 1,600 people have died. Children account for nearly half of all suspected cholera cases in the country, according to the UN’s children agency. There is currectly a severe clean water deficiency in Yemen, thus making Cholera more at home in those unclean waters, therefore resulting in more cases of illness for every new day that passes. Sana’a-based Taha Yaseen, from the Mwatana Organisation for Human Rights, said obstacles that stand in the way of controlling and containing cholera today in Yemen, include, but are not limited to, the ongoing war. “During [the war] almost all health facilities and healthcare services reached a point of thorough collapse and thus are unable to respond to the increasing need to address fatal diseases and civilian victims. Many hospitals [have] shut down and many others were hit either by air or ground strikes, occupied by militias or used as military barracks,” he said. When children stand to either die of starvation or a cholera outbreak, political discourse somewhat lose their appeal. Why argue a future that is being robbed away from Yemen’s children’s chest? As world nations watch on idle, stuck in those hateful binary narratives their thirst for geopolitical control commanded they abide by, it is a people, and a civilisation stretching back centuries we are forfeiting … Yemen is dying under layers of million abominations and all we have offered are miserable whispers of condemnation. More at: http://en.shafaqna.com/weapons-war-yemens-cholera-epidemic-spirals-control/
Petition to U.S. Department of State, US Department of State, Donald Trump
USA, sign a Korean peace treaty now.
We, friends of the NCCK and NCCCUSA, call on President Trump and Congress to enter negotiations now for a Korean peace treaty to replace the armistice agreement. This is the longest running and the costliest war in US history. The people of Korea are suffering under conflict and division for over 70 years. Continuing conflict redirects valuable resources away from the welfare of people. US policy has only increased distrust and fear for 70 years. The US holds a special responsibility for peaceful resolution of the conflict as it occupied the South in 1945 and signed the armistice in 1953. We call on you to build trust by entering negotiations now for a peace treaty to end this war without demanding disarmament as a precondition. This is the only path that leads to honoring human rights and peaceful resolution of the conflict on the Korean peninsula. _________________________________________________________ To our supporters: signing this petition is good, but we also know that an electronic signature is not enough. Please also consider writing a letter or email and sending it to the US. You may use a template we provide here. _________________________________________________________ Background: In 1945 the United States and the Soviet Union divided the Korean peninsula into two competing zones, without the involvement of any Korean authority. This division led to war in 1950. In 1953, the United States signed an armistice agreement, which put a pause to the war with North Korea. Within that armistice document the parties agreed that all foreign troops would be removed from Korean soil and a peace treaty would be imminently signed to end the war. This treaty never materialized and the war has carried on beyond the span of 60 years, now the longest running war in which the US has been involved. The US military still stations about 28,500 troops on Korean soil and another 50,000 in Japan in addition to US military equipment. That means around 78,500 military personnel are stationed right outside the door of North Korea, the largest collection of US military personnel in the world outside of US soil. The US has also set a precedent of pre-emptive invasion with the 2003 invasion of Iraq while naming North Korea alongside Iraq as an equal member in the “axis of evil”. The memory of the immense destruction of bombing raids on the North during the 3 year war has left North Koreans with a deep legitimate fear of the threat just outside its borders which has lasted for more than 60 years. This fear coupled with distrust of US actions during its occupation in 1945-1950 makes it difficult to negotiate terms of a peace treaty based on conditions such as giving up weapons of defense. Therefore demanding such conditions before entering into a peace treaty will only perpetuate distrust and the fear that leads to North Korea’s difficult decisions regarding defense. This continued war also wreaks havoc upon the people on both ends of the Korean peninsula as valuable resources are diverted to means of destruction rather than the welfare of their people. The US has spent tens of billions of dollars on the war in Korea, and the South Korean government still covers 65% of the cost of US military stationed within its borders in addition to its own costs and required military service for young men. The painful experience of the Korean War has taught us that the military solution must not be an option in achieving reunification and peace in the Korean peninsula. On dialogue with North Korea and Kim Jong Un:"I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him."- Donald Trump - in a Reuters interview May, 2016 Since emerging from the fog of military dictatorship in South Korea in the 1980’s many secular and religious NGO’s including the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) have sought to create bonds of trust with their Korean sisters and brothers across the border. This kind of work seeks to dismantle the dehumanizing enemy images that competing systems rely on to perpetuate the status quo. South Korean president Kim, Dae-jung sought to instill a Sunshine Policy to support building this trust and dismantle conflict such as meetings between separated families, but the US administrations never followed suit leaving only threat and fear in its place. The people of Korea need the people of the US to join in the movement of peaceful reconciliation, dismantling enemy images, and cutting off the cycle of conflict. We, the NCCK, are a Christian organization creating this petition to add to the momentum of the Statement on Korean Peace and Reunification of the World Council of Churches at its Busan Assembly in 2013, but we also believe that we need the help of others including those who do not affiliate with any religion. So we ask that anyone, including other religions as well as those of no religion who agrees that we must stand together in order to resist dehumanization and militarization, please join us. Negotiations with Iran and Cuba give us a sign of hope, and it is time to ride this wave of peacemaking. President Trump's policy toward North Korea is still unclear, and we hope it will include a step away from hostile rhetoric toward dialogue as President Nixon opened communication channels with China. Please add your voice to this call for ending the conflict by signing this petition, and then continue to learn more about Koreans working for self-determination, humane relationships, and peace. For more background visit our campaign homepage.