Mainline leaders congratulate Bush

"We pledge to work with President Bush to build bridges of understanding"
Leaders of mainline Protestant churches, who have been at odds with President Bush over the war in Iraq and other issues, urged national unity in congratulatory statements sent after he won reelection.

Bush and his wife, Laura, both United Methodists, received Bibles signed by the 130 members of the Methodist Conference of Bishops at their meeting in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. The signed Bibles are a 200-year tradition for the bishops.

“We pledge to work with President Bush to build bridges of understanding that we pray will lead to overcoming the gulfs that divide the nation and the world,” said Bishop Peter Weaver of Boston, president of the bishops conference.

 

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